Global Knowledge Index 2017 - Scorecard

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SECTORAL INDICES

Rank Value

General Enabling Environment

Rank
Value
Rank Value Rank Value
Oman Rank Value
Pre-University Education 88 50.3
KNOWLEDGE CAPITAL 49 59.6
Enrolment 32 48.2
Gross enrolment ratio, primary (%) 29 48.1
Gross enrolment ratio, upper secondary (%) 44 47.2
Out-of-school children (%) 44 49.3
Completion 7 92.6
Gross graduation ratio, primary (%) 7 87.3
Gross graduation ratio, upper secondary (%) N/A N/A
Survival rate, last grade of lower secondary (%) 24 97.9
Outcomes 61 38.0
Assessment of 15-year-old students N/A N/A
Assessment of 8th Grade students 38 38.0
EDUCATIONAL ENABLING ENVIRONMENT 116 36.3
Expenditure on Education 80 41.4
Government expenditure, primary (% of GDP) 75 20.7
Government expenditure, secondary (% of GDP) 65 35.8
Expenditure on educational institutions, all levels (%) 74 67.7
Early Childhood Education (ECE) 84 33.0
Gross enrolment ratio, ECE (%) 65 33.0
Grade 1 entrants with ECE (%) N/A N/A
School Environment N/A N/A
Pupil-teacher ratio, primary (HC) N/A N/A
Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary (HC) N/A N/A
Trained teachers, primary (%) N/A N/A
Trained teachers, secondary (%) N/A N/A
Oman Rank Value
Technical Vocational Education and Training 109 45.5
FORMATION AND PROFESSIONAL TRAINING 73 49.5
Continuous Training 72 48.7
Extent of staff training 46 52.9
Availability of specialized training services 105 44.4
Firms offering formal training (%) N/A N/A
Educational Structure 69 50.0
Expenditure on non-tertiary vocational education N/A N/A
Enrolment in vocational programmes, secondary (%) 123 0.1
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 127 39.4
Qualifications of the Human Capital 121 34.9
Poor work ethic in the labour force 101 65.3
Availability of skilled employees N/A N/A
Technicians per thousand labour force (HC) 54 4.6
Structure of the Labor Market 119 50.0
Restrictive labour regulations 123 29.7
Labour freedom 33 70.3
Oman Rank Value
Higher Education 82 34.4
HIGHER EDUCATION INPUTS 34 48.9
Expenditure 13 50.3
Government expenditure, tertiary (% of GDP) 53 35.0
Government expenditure per student, tertiary (constant PPP$) 7 65.7
Enrolment 89 28.7
Enrolment in tertiary education, ISCED 6 (%) 27 73.9
Enrolment in tertiary education, ISCED 7 (%) 93 10.7
Enrolment in tertiary education, ISCED 8 (%) 109 1.5
Human Resources 21 77.9
Pupil-teacher ratio, tertiary (HC) 57 74.5
Researchers in Higher education (%) 19 81.4
HIGHER EDUCATION OUTPUTS AND QUALITY 100 23.9
Graduation 92 22.1
Graduates, ISCED 6 (%) 83 22.2
Graduates, ISCED 7 (%) 75 14.0
Graduates, ISCED 8 (%) 66 30.0
Employment After Graduation N/A N/A
Labour force with advanced education (%) N/A N/A
Unemployment with advanced education (%) N/A N/A
Quality of Universities 71 26.7
University-industry collaboration in R&D 50 43.4
Number of globally-ranked universities 73 10.0
Competency of Students 72 23.3
Enrolment in globally ranked-universities (% of tertiary students) 65 33.3
Inbound mobility rate (%) 61 13.3

All values are normalized to a scale from 0 (worst) to 100 (best)
Oman Rank Value
Research, Development and Innovation 73 20.8
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT 53 22.5
Research and Development Inputs 44 27.4
GERD (% of GDP) 82 4.3
GERD per researcher (constant '000 $PPP) 11 52.1
Researchers per thousand labour force (HC) 72 4.4
Graduates from ICT, Science and Engineering programmes, tertiary (%) 5 73.9
High-technology net imports (% of total trade) 106 11.4
Research and Development Outputs 66 17.6
Average documents per researcher 7 73.1
Citations per document 111 17.8
Citable documents H index 88 7.1
Best scientific journal (SJR ranking) 61 22.3
Quality of scientific research institutions 99 37.4
PCT patents applications (per million inhabitants) 77 0.2
INNOVATION IN PRODUCTION 75 22.0
Inputs of Innovation in Production 112 16.8
GERD performed by business enterprises (% of GDP) 68 1.4
GERD financed by business enterprises (%) 58 27.4
Researchers (HC) in Business enterprise (%) 72 5.9
FDI and technology transfer 82 52.2
Outputs of Innovation in Production 43 25.4
Intellectual property receipts (% of total trade) N/A N/A
Industrial design applications (per billion PPP$ GDP) N/A N/A
Production process sophistication 55 50.2
Extent of marketing 95 51.4
SOCIAL INNOVATION 126 14.7
Inputs of Social Innovation 107 18.5
Ease of protecting minority investors 94 46.7
Joint venture per strategic alliance deals 34 21.1
ICT goods imported (% of total imports) 110 11.5
Total computer software spending (% of GDP) 93 3.7
New business density 68 5.7
Outputs of Social Innovation 124 12.1
Trademark applications (per billion PPP$ GDP) 121 0.0
National feature films produced (per million inhabitants) N/A N/A
Printing and publishing manufactures (% of manufactured output) 90 6.9
ICT goods exported (% of total exports) 96 53.7
Oman Rank Value
Information and Communications Technology 59 52.9
ICT INPUTS 53 65.3
Infrastructure 62 49.2
Population covered by mobile-cellular networks (%) 58 94.5
International Internet bandwidth per Internet user (Kbit/s) 60 49.3
Secure Internet servers (per million inhabitants) 57 3.6
Sector Competitiveness 49 81.4
ICT Price Basket 14 99.1
Internet and telephony level of competition 73 92.9
Laws relating to ICTs 54 52.3
ICT OUTPUTS 62 47.7
Subscriptions 61 36.9
Fixed-telephone subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 79 16.4
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 11 61.4
Fixed-broadband subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 80 13.4
Active mobile-broadband subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 28 56.3
Usage by Individuals 71 62.6
Internet users (%) 51 69.6
Use of virtual social networks 82 73.2
Business-to-consumer Internet use 100 45.0
Usage by Government and Institutions 56 54.5
Firm-level technology absorption 51 61.1
Government Online Service Index 65 59.4
Government success in ICT promotion 43 56.4
Unlicensed software installation rates 54 41.1
Impact on Development 69 38.0
ICT PCT patents, applications (per million inhabitants) 75 2.9
Impact of ICTs on business models 84 51.7
Social impacts of ICT 46 59.3
Oman Rank Value
Economy 53 46.2
KNOWLEDGE COMPETITIVENESS 51 53.7
Economic Infrastructure and Competition 38 67.9
Ease of starting a business 28 92.8
Ease of enforcing a contract 52 61.6
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 10 66.4
Logistics Performance Index 46 62.3
Intensity of local competition 109 60.0
Availability of latest technologies 59 64.3
Competitiveness Drivers 78 39.5
Business impact of rules on FDI 93 52.4
FDI, net inflows (% of GDP) 126 28.3
Global Entrepreneurship Index 36 43.6
Investment in telecom services (% of GDP) 36 31.7
Venture capital availability 33 41.4
ECONOMIC OPENNESS 61 34.2
Creative Economy 85 21.0
High-technology net exports (% of total trade) 73 3.4
Creative services' exports (% of total trade in services) N/A N/A
Creative goods' exports (% of total trade in goods) 89 38.5
Trade 30 47.5
Trade (% of GDP) 35 34.1
Prevalence of non-tariff barriers 36 60.8
FINANCING AND VALUE ADDED 57 43.1
Financing and Taxes 38 51.4
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 19 79.7
Soundness of banks 50 72.2
Domestic credit to private sector (% of GDP) 41 31.2
Bank deposits to GDP (%) 52 28.7
Domestic Value-added 68 34.8
High-skilled employment (% of total employed people) 46 48.9
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 98 20.6

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

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