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Global Knowledge Index 2017 - Scorecard

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SECTORAL INDICES

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General Enabling Environment

Rank
Value
Rank Value Rank Value
Sri Lanka Rank Value
Pre-University Education 43 63.5
KNOWLEDGE CAPITAL 32 64.7
Enrolment 82 40.3
Gross enrolment ratio, primary (%) 53 37.2
Gross enrolment ratio, upper secondary (%) 87 48.7
Out-of-school children (%) 19 35.0
Completion 12 89.2
Gross graduation ratio, primary (%) 102 89.6
Gross graduation ratio, upper secondary (%) N/A N/A
Survival rate, last grade of lower secondary (%) 62 88.7
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 64 61.6
Expenditure on Education 116 22.4
Government expenditure, primary (% of GDP) 1 1.1
Government expenditure, secondary (% of GDP) 21 16.4
Expenditure on educational institutions, all levels (%) 11 49.8
Early Childhood Education (ECE) 13 77.2
Gross enrolment ratio, ECE (%) 106 62.0
Grade 1 entrants with ECE (%) 47 92.4
School Environment 86 72.2
Pupil-teacher ratio, primary (HC) 45 75.6
Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary (HC) 38 69.3
Trained teachers, primary (%) 13 66.2
Trained teachers, secondary (%) 22 77.6
Sri Lanka Rank Value
Technical Vocational Education and Training 105 45.9
FORMATION AND PROFESSIONAL TRAINING 78 47.9
Continuous Training 92 42.7
Extent of staff training 74 51.4
Availability of research and training services 72 57.1
Firms offering formal training (%) 17 19.8
Educational Structure 65 51.4
Expenditure on non-tertiary vocational education N/A N/A
Enrolment in vocational programmes, secondary (%) 39 9.3
Enrolment in vocational programmes, post-secondary non-tertiary 26 100.0
Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary vocational (HC) 4 44.8
FEATURES OF THE LABOR MARKET 125 42.9
Qualifications of the Human Capital 122 34.8
Poor work ethic in the labour force 3 41.6
Ease of finding skilled employees 77 58.3
Technicians per thousand labour force (HC) 44 4.5
Structure of the Labor Market 88 61.9
Restrictive labour regulations 37 66.3
Labour freedom 65 57.5
Sri Lanka Rank Value
Higher Education 99 28.4
HIGHER EDUCATION INPUTS 114 27.8
Expenditure 94 11.3
Government expenditure, tertiary (% of GDP) 18 12.0
Government expenditure per student, tertiary (constant PPP$) 48 10.7
Enrolment 59 37.0
Enrolment in tertiary education, ISCED 6 (%) 64 39.0
Enrolment in tertiary education, ISCED 7 (%) 24 4.1
Enrolment in tertiary education, ISCED 8 (%) 69 67.8
Human Resources 125 30.6
Pupil-teacher ratio, tertiary (HC) 2 14.8
Researchers in higher education (%) 31 46.5
HIGHER EDUCATION OUTPUTS AND QUALITY 90 28.9
Graduation 87 25.6
Graduates, ISCED 6 (%) 26 31.5
Graduates, ISCED 7 (%) 34 17.2
Graduates, ISCED 8 (%) 34 28.1
Employment After Graduation 69 49.9
Labour force with advanced education (%) 54 30.1
Unemployment with advanced education (%) 41 69.7
Quality of Universities 74 26.6
University-industry collaboration in R&D 77 43.1
Globally-ranked universities 8 10.0
Competency of Students 74 17.4
Enrolment in globally ranked-universities (% of tertiary students) 13 33.3
Inbound mobility rate (%) 14 1.5

All values are normalized to a scale from 0 (worst) to 100 (best)
Sri Lanka Rank Value
Research, Development and Innovation 105 15.8
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT 113 10.5
Research and Development Inputs 117 7.2
GERD (% of GDP) 11 2.1
GERD per researcher (constant '000 $PPP) 24 10.2
Researchers per thousand labour force (HC) 34 3.2
Graduates from ICT, science and engineering programmes, tertiary N/A N/A
High-technology net imports (% of total trade) 53 22.5
Research and Development Outputs 93 13.9
Average documents per researcher 46 20.7
Citations per document 29 22.2
Citable documents H index 58 9.6
Best scientific journal (SJR ranking) 12 9.9
Quality of research institutions 54 43.9
Patent applications (per million inhabitants) 39 0.3
INNOVATION IN PRODUCTION 86 20.2
Inputs of Innovation in Production 74 29.8
GERD performed by business enterprises (% of GDP) 12 1.2
GERD financed by business enterprises (%) 59 52.2
Researchers (HC) in business enterprise (%) 46 30.0
FDI and technology transfer 35 49.3
Outputs of Innovation in Production 86 13.7
Intellectual property receipts (% of total trade) 13 2.2
Industrial design applications (per billion PPP$ GDP) 58 9.5
Production process sophistication 69 48.0
Extent of marketing 65 57.0
SOCIAL INNOVATION 82 27.3
Inputs of Social Innovation 64 29.1
Ease of protecting minority investors 92 63.3
Joint venture per strategic alliance deals 71 26.3
ICT goods imported (% of total imports) 45 16.9
Total computer software spending (% of GDP) 84 30.6
New business density 16 2.8
Outputs of Social Innovation 90 26.1
Trademark applications (per billion PPP$ GDP) 48 12.5
National feature films produced (per million inhabitant) 27 4.6
Printing and publishing manufactures (% of manufactured output) 73 39.2
ICT goods exported (% of total exports) 49 60.0
Sri Lanka Rank Value
Information and Communications Technology 79 45.5
ICT INPUTS 88 54.8
Infrastructure 82 44.3
Population covered by mobile-cellular networks (%) 59 94.4
International Internet bandwidth per Internet user (Kbit/s) 39 37.9
Secure Internet servers (per million inhabitants) 41 0.6
Sector Competitiveness 93 65.2
ICT Price Basket 95 98.5
Internet and telephony level of competition 12 44.1
Laws relating to ICTs 78 53.1
ICT OUTPUTS 78 41.5
Subscriptions 95 19.9
Fixed-telephone subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 55 19.1
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 68 40.4
Fixed-broadband subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 44 8.8
Active mobile-broadband subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 16 11.2
Usage by Individuals 82 56.5
Internet users (%) 35 29.2
Use of virtual social networks 60 75.5
Business-to-consumer Internet use 83 64.8
Usage by Government and Institutions 67 51.5
Firm-level technology absorption 51 55.5
Government Online Service Index 80 65.2
Government success in ICT promotion 118 70.2
Unlicensed software installation rates 20 15.1
Impact on Development 48 42.2
ICT PCT patents, applications (per million inhabitants) 28 3.7
Impact of ICTs on business models 79 61.1
Social impacts of ICT 88 61.7
Sri Lanka Rank Value
Economy 96 38.9
KNOWLEDGE COMPETITIVENESS 106 45.5
Economic Infrastructure and Competition 93 57.0
Ease of starting a business 74 87.5
Ease of enforcing a contract 12 39.3
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 104 53.6
Logistics Performance Index 47 41.7
Intensity of local competition 46 63.9
Availability of latest technologies 42 55.8
Competitiveness Drivers 115 34.0
Business impact of rules on FDI 51 55.3
FDI, net inflows (% of GDP) 23 39.0
Global Entrepreneurship Index 33 20.9
Investment in telecom services (% of GDP) 51 20.8
Venture capital availability 73 33.9
ECONOMIC OPENNESS 83 30.0
Creative Economy 67 27.3
High-technology net exports (% of total trade) 38 2.0
Creative services exports (% of total trade in services) N/A N/A
Creative goods exports (% of total trade in goods) 64 52.7
Trade 97 32.6
Trade (% of GDP) 27 10.6
Prevalence of non-tariff barriers 57 54.7
FINANCING AND VALUE ADDED 89 34.5
Financing and Taxes 104 33.6
Total tax and contribution rate (% of profit) 17 38.0
Soundness of banks 61 64.5
Domestic credit to private sector (% of GDP) 54 18.0
Bank deposits to GDP (%) 111 51.4
Domestic Value-added 66 35.4
High-skilled employment (% of total employed people) 46 26.3
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 90 44.4

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

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