Global Knowledge Index 2017

  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cabo Verde
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guyana
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong, China (SAR)
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Korea (Republic of)
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macedonia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Moldova (Republic of)
  • Mongolia
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Rwanda
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syria
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela
  • Viet Nam
  • Yemen
  • Zimbabwe

Knowledge
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SECTORAL INDICES

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General Enabling Environment

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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 (%) 106 51.1
Gross enrolment ratio, upper secondary (%) 20 14.7
Out-of-school children (%) 94 61.8
Completion 76 67.0
Gross graduation ratio, primary (%) 27 66.4
Gross graduation ratio, upper secondary (%) N/A N/A
Survival rate, last grade of lower secondary (%) 27 67.5
Outcome 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) 111 66.9
Government expenditure, secondary (% of GDP) 56 37.4
Expenditure on educational institutions, all levels 104 97.7
Early Childhood Education 87 32.6
Gross enrolment ratio, ECE (%) 21 13.7
Grade 1 entrants with ECE (%) 20 51.4
School Environment 80 76.3
Pupil-teacher ratio, primary (HC) 30 64.8
Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary (HC) 21 47.7
Trained teachers, primary (%) 45 95.7
Trained teachers, secondary (%) 41 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 87 54.0
Availability of specialized training services 27 46.0
Firms offering formal training (%) 33 29.0
Educational Structure 2 100.0
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 (%) 45 100.0
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 11 51.1
Availability of skilled employees 25 43.3
Technicians per thousand labour force (HC) 37 3.3
Structure of the Labor Market 5 86.0
Restrictive labour regulations 78 87.5
Labour freedom 124 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) 85 40.0
Government expenditure per student, tertiary (constant PPP$) 67 18.1
Enrolment 96 24.2
Enrolment in tertiary education, ISCED 8 (%) N/A N/A
Enrolment in tertiary education, ISCED 6 (%) N/A N/A
Enrolment in tertiary education, ISCED 7 (%) 72 24.2
Human Resources 52 70.3
Pupil-teacher ratio, tertiary (HC) 60 74.1
Researchers in Higher education (%) 63 66.6
HIGHER EDUCATION OUTPUTS AND QUALITY 114 18.5
Graduation 111 .6
Graduates, ISCED 6 (%) N/A N/A
Graduates, ISCED 7 (%) N/A N/A
Graduates, ISCED 8 (%) 1 .6
Employment After Graduation 94 38.0
Labour force with advanced education (%) 33 18.5
Unemployment with advanced education (%) 25 57.6
Quality of Universities 97 19.0
University-industry collaboration in R&D 49 38.0
Number of globally-ranked universities N/A N/A
Comepetency of Students 71 24.1
Enrolment in globally ranked-universities (% of tertiary students) N/A N/A
Inbound mobility rate (%) 92 48.1
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) 28 5.0
GERD per researcher (constant '000 $PPP) 67 29.6
Researchers per thousand labour force (HC) 36 3.9
Graduates from ICT, Science and Engineering programmes, tertiary (%) N/A N/A
High-technology net imports (% of total trade) 45 19.7
Research and Development Outputs 85 14.9
Average documents per researcher 67 35.7
Citations per document 68 34.8
Citable documents H index 29 4.9
Best scientific journal (SJR ranking) 8 4.7
Quality of scientific research institutions 47 42.5
PCT patents applications / million population 22 .0
INNOVATION IN PRODUCTION 121 12.3
Inputs of Innovation in Production 118 14.5
GERD performed by business enterprises (% of GDP) 10 .8
GERD financed by business enterprises (%) 22 14.2
Researchers in Business enterprise (%) 24 8.3
FDI and technology transfer 59 54.5
Outputs of Innovation in Production 120 10.8
Intellectual property receipts (% of total trade) 32 2.5
Industrial design applications (per billion PPP$ GDP) 2 .1
Production process sophistication 43 41.2
Extent of marketing 40 52.1
SOCIAL INNOVATION 55 34.4
Inputs of Social Innovation 98 21.2
Ease of protecting minority investors 58 55.0
Joint venture/ strategic alliance deals 66 21.1
ICT goods imported (% of total imports) 19 11.0
Total computer software spending (% of GDP) 34 10.2
New business density 25 4.8
Outputs of Social Innovation 27 43.1
Trademark applications (per billion PPP$ GDP) 94 32.4
National feature films produced (per million inhabitant) N/A N/A
Printing and publishing manufactures (% of manufactured output) N/A N/A
ICT goods exported (% of total exports) 59 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 (%) 15 72.2
International Internet bandwidth per Internet user (Kbit/s) 32 34.5
Secure Internet servers (per million inhabitant) 51 1.0
Sector Competitiveness 89 67.8
ICT Price Basket 31 90.8
Internet and telephony level of competition 34 69.2
Laws relating to ICTs 47 43.4
ICT OUTPUTS 91 36.9
Subscriptions 89 23.5
Fixed-telephone subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 46 12.9
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 49 35.6
Fixed-broadband subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 30 4.7
Active mobile-broadband subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 70 40.7
Usage by Individuals 94 51.2
Internet users (%) 33 28.1
Use of virtual social networks 53 74.3
Business-to-consumer Internet use 45 51.3
Usage by Government and Institutions 91 43.4
Firm-level technology absorption 60 56.7
Government Online Service Index 20 28.3
Government success in ICT promotion 41 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 49 53.3
Social impacts of ICT 35 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 9 68.9
Ease of enforcing a contract 56 56.0
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 117 65.9
Logistics Performance Index 52 43.6
Intensity of local competition 31 62.0
Availability of latest technologies 74 64.8
Competitiveness Drivers 85 38.7
Business impact of rules on FDI 52 55.3
FDI, net inflows (% of GDP) 109 64.3
Global Entrepreneurship Index 61 30.7
Investment in telecom services (% of GDP) 15 13.0
Venture capital availability 61 30.4
ECONOMIC OPENNESS 76 31.4
Creative Economy 106 15.5
High-technology net exports (% of total trade) 18 .7
Creative services' exports (% of total trade in services) 44 6.3
Creative goods' exports (% of total trade in goods) 44 39.5
Trade 32 47.2
Trade (% of GDP) 100 35.5
Prevalence of non-tariff barriers 82 58.9
FINANCING AND VALUE ADDED 76 36.9
Financing and Taxes 39 51.2
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 119 84.0
Soundness of banks 93 74.6
Domestic credit to private sector (% of GDP) 65 21.5
Bank deposits to GDP (%) 22 10.9
Domestic Value-added 100 22.7
High-skilled employment (% of total employed people) 41 23.1
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 30 22.3

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