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The Global Production Scoreboard Method & data

Purpose

The Global Production Scoreboard is designed to support the benchmarking of emerging and frontier economies (EFE) as manufacturing locations.

Approach

The Scoreboard comprises a range of potential and performance-related indicators being selected to provide deep insights into EFE supply capacity and competitiveness.

EFE are defined as countries with a per-capita income not exceeding USD 20.000 in 2017. Manufacturing industries are defined in terms of their output, covering the product categories of Sections 5 8 (minus Division 68) of the Standard International Trade Classification (Rev. 3).

Indicators

Labour cost [+]

Skill base []

This indicator measures the educational level of the labour force, affecting a country's potential for modern, technology-based industrial activities.

Indicator values are based on the Harbinson-Myers Skills Index. The index is defined as secondary school enrollment plus enrollment in tertiary eduction multiplied by five, both expressed as a percentage of the relevant age group.

Harbinson-Myers Skills Index values are converted to score values (from 0.000 to 1.000).

R&D capacity [+]

Infrastructure [+]

Government [+]

Local demand potential [+]

Foreign market access [+]

Export growth [+]

Export diversity [+]

High and medium-tech exports [+]

 

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