Global Knowledge Index 2017 - Scorecard

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SECTORAL INDICES

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General Enabling Environment

Rank
Value
Rank Value Rank Value
Namibia Rank Value
Pre-University Education 68 55.9
KNOWLEDGE CAPITAL 63 54.8
Enrolment 71 42.5
Gross enrolment ratio, primary (%) 23 51.1
Gross enrolment ratio, upper secondary (%) 107 14.7
Out-of-school children (%) 16 61.8
Completion 76 67.0
Gross graduation ratio, primary (%) 79 66.4
Gross graduation ratio, upper secondary (%) N/A N/A
Survival rate, last grade of lower secondary (%) 93 67.5
Outcomes N/A N/A
Assessment of 15-year-old students N/A N/A
Assessment of 8th Grade students N/A N/A
EDUCATIONAL ENABLING ENVIRONMENT 80 57.6
Expenditure on Education 11 67.3
Government expenditure, primary (% of GDP) 4 66.9
Government expenditure, secondary (% of GDP) 62 37.4
Expenditure on educational institutions, all levels (%) 4 97.7
Early Childhood Education (ECE) 87 32.6
Gross enrolment ratio, ECE (%) 102 13.7
Grade 1 entrants with ECE (%) 57 51.4
School Environment 80 76.3
Pupil-teacher ratio, primary (HC) 96 64.8
Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary (HC) 95 47.7
Trained teachers, primary (%) 32 95.7
Trained teachers, secondary (%) 19 96.8
Namibia Rank Value
Technical Vocational Education and Training 14 65.8
FORMATION AND PROFESSIONAL TRAINING 5 77.2
Continuous Training 91 43.0
Extent of staff training 43 54.0
Availability of specialized training services 103 46.0
Firms offering formal training (%) 61 29.0
Educational Structure 1 100.0
Expenditure on non-tertiary vocational education N/A N/A
Enrolment in vocational programmes, secondary (%) N/A N/A
Enrolment in vocational programmes, post-secondary non-tertiary (%) 1 100.0
Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary vocational (HC) N/A N/A
FEATURES OF THE LABOR MARKET 105 48.6
Qualifications of the Human Capital 126 32.6
Poor work ethic in the labour force 118 51.1
Availability of skilled employees 96 43.3
Technicians per thousand labour force (HC) 62 3.3
Structure of the Labor Market 5 86.0
Restrictive labour regulations 50 87.5
Labour freedom 8 84.4
Namibia Rank Value
Higher Education 107 27.0
HIGHER EDUCATION INPUTS 78 38.8
Expenditure 48 29.0
Government expenditure, tertiary (% of GDP) 35 40.0
Government expenditure per student, tertiary (constant PPP$) 45 18.1
Enrolment 96 24.2
Enrolment in tertiary education, ISCED 6 (%) N/A N/A
Enrolment in tertiary education, ISCED 7 (%) N/A N/A
Enrolment in tertiary education, ISCED 8 (%) 44 24.2
Human Resources 52 70.3
Pupil-teacher ratio, tertiary (HC) 58 74.1
Researchers in Higher education (%) 46 66.6
HIGHER EDUCATION OUTPUTS AND QUALITY 114 18.5
Graduation 111 0.6
Graduates, ISCED 6 (%) N/A N/A
Graduates, ISCED 7 (%) N/A N/A
Graduates, ISCED 8 (%) 102 0.6
Employment After Graduation 94 38.0
Labour force with advanced education (%) 87 18.5
Unemployment with advanced education (%) 91 57.6
Quality of Universities 97 19.0
University-industry collaboration in R&D 81 38.0
Number of globally-ranked universities N/A N/A
Competency of Students 71 24.1
Enrolment in globally ranked-universities (% of tertiary students) N/A N/A
Inbound mobility rate (%) 20 48.1

All values are normalized to a scale from 0 (worst) to 100 (best)
Namibia Rank Value
Research, Development and Innovation 96 17.9
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT 87 14.3
Research and Development Inputs 89 13.6
GERD (% of GDP) 79 5.0
GERD per researcher (constant '000 $PPP) 35 29.6
Researchers per thousand labour force (HC) 74 3.9
Graduates from ICT, Science and Engineering programmes, tertiary (%) N/A N/A
High-technology net imports (% of total trade) 80 19.7
Research and Development Outputs 85 14.9
Average documents per researcher 43 35.7
Citations per document 62 34.8
Citable documents H index 102 4.9
Best scientific journal (SJR ranking) 86 4.7
Quality of scientific research institutions 83 42.5
PCT patents applications (per million inhabitants) 90 0.0
INNOVATION IN PRODUCTION 121 12.3
Inputs of Innovation in Production 118 14.5
GERD performed by business enterprises (% of GDP) 72 0.8
GERD financed by business enterprises (%) 71 14.2
Researchers (HC) in Business enterprise (%) 64 8.3
FDI and technology transfer 71 54.5
Outputs of Innovation in Production 120 10.8
Intellectual property receipts (% of total trade) 88 2.5
Industrial design applications (per billion PPP$ GDP) 111 0.1
Production process sophistication 87 41.2
Extent of marketing 90 52.1
SOCIAL INNOVATION 55 34.4
Inputs of Social Innovation 98 21.2
Ease of protecting minority investors 70 55.0
Joint venture per strategic alliance deals 34 21.1
ICT goods imported (% of total imports) 111 11.0
Total computer software spending (% of GDP) 78 10.2
New business density 75 4.8
Outputs of Social Innovation 27 43.1
Trademark applications (per billion PPP$ GDP) 29 32.4
National feature films produced (per million inhabitants) N/A N/A
Printing and publishing manufactures (% of manufactured output) N/A N/A
ICT goods exported (% of total exports) 69 67.3
Namibia Rank Value
Information and Communications Technology 93 41.4
ICT INPUTS 92 51.8
Infrastructure 103 35.9
Population covered by mobile-cellular networks (%) 105 72.2
International Internet bandwidth per Internet user (Kbit/s) 99 34.5
Secure Internet servers (per million inhabitants) 80 1.0
Sector Competitiveness 89 67.8
ICT Price Basket 96 90.8
Internet and telephony level of competition 94 69.2
Laws relating to ICTs 83 43.4
ICT OUTPUTS 91 36.9
Subscriptions 89 23.5
Fixed-telephone subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 85 12.9
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 82 35.6
Fixed-broadband subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 101 4.7
Active mobile-broadband subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 61 40.7
Usage by Individuals 94 51.2
Internet users (%) 98 28.1
Use of virtual social networks 77 74.3
Business-to-consumer Internet use 83 51.3
Usage by Government and Institutions 91 43.4
Firm-level technology absorption 70 56.7
Government Online Service Index 109 28.3
Government success in ICT promotion 87 45.3
Unlicensed software installation rates N/A N/A
Impact on Development 94 31.6
ICT PCT patents, applications (per million inhabitants) N/A N/A
Impact of ICTs on business models 81 53.3
Social impacts of ICT 95 41.5
Namibia Rank Value
Economy 75 41.8
KNOWLEDGE COMPETITIVENESS 81 49.5
Economic Infrastructure and Competition 67 60.2
Ease of starting a business 123 68.9
Ease of enforcing a contract 76 56.0
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 12 65.9
Logistics Performance Index 76 43.6
Intensity of local competition 99 62.0
Availability of latest technologies 56 64.8
Competitiveness Drivers 85 38.7
Business impact of rules on FDI 78 55.3
FDI, net inflows (% of GDP) 21 64.3
Global Entrepreneurship Index 57 30.7
Investment in telecom services (% of GDP) 107 13.0
Venture capital availability 69 30.4
ECONOMIC OPENNESS 76 31.4
Creative Economy 106 15.5
High-technology net exports (% of total trade) 102 0.7
Creative services' exports (% of total trade in services) 68 6.3
Creative goods' exports (% of total trade in goods) 85 39.5
Trade 32 47.2
Trade (% of GDP) 31 35.5
Prevalence of non-tariff barriers 48 58.9
FINANCING AND VALUE ADDED 76 36.9
Financing and Taxes 39 51.2
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 12 84.0
Soundness of banks 37 74.6
Domestic credit to private sector (% of GDP) 65 21.5
Bank deposits to GDP (%) 107 10.9
Domestic Value-added 100 22.7
High-skilled employment (% of total employed people) 89 23.1
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 94 22.3

All values are normalized to a scale from 0 (worst) to 100 (best)

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