Khabar Khair (Only Good News) – Abdul Jalil Alsalami
Yemen had ranked 133rd out of 134 countries in The Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) 2021, published by INSEAD Business School, ahead of last year’s index.
The Global Talent Competitiveness Index is an annual benchmarking tool developed in 2013 by INSEAD, in partnership with the Adecco Group and Google.
The index revealed strengths and weaknesses in how 31 nations develop and retain talent. And the extent to which countries are taking steps to be at the forefront of new technologies and, by implication, to develop talents.
Despite Yemen’s unfavorable ranking in the Talent Competitiveness Input sub-index, Yemen is highest-ranking country in The Talent Competitiveness Output sub-index, especially related to global knowledge skills.
Yemen advanced in The Talent Competitiveness Output sub-index to rank 113, 16 points ahead of 129 last year’s index.
The Systematic Talent Competition Report consists of 70 variables, 39% hard data, 41% soft data, 20% index.
Yemen ranked 114 globally in The Talent Competitiveness Output sub-index, mid-level skills, labelled Vocational and. Technical Skills 16 points ahead compared to the 2020 assessment moving from 130 to 114.
The Talent Competitiveness Output sub-index is composed of two pillars describing the current situation of a particular country in terms of Vocational and Technical Skills and Global Knowledge Skills.
The Talent Competitiveness is a composed of six pillars divided into two sub-indexes; the Talent Competitiveness Supply Index, and the Talent Competitiveness Score Index, which is the leading annual benchmark for talent competitiveness.
The pillars combine: Enable, Attract, Grow, Retain, Vocational and Technical Skills, and Global Knowledge Skills.
Yemen also ranked 129th in the Lifestyle and Sustainability Index, and the retention index 4 points ahead of 132 index 2020.
Mentioning Yemen in this scientific and technological report is a positive thing, as many Arab countries , such as: Sudan, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Palestine, Mauritania, and Djibouti were not included in the “the Global Innovation Index and the Global Talent Competitiveness Index” reports.