Azerbaijan advances 14 steps in the ranking of the Global Talent Competitiveness Index

Azerbaijan advances 14 steps in the ranking of the Global Talent Competitiveness Index
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Azerbaijan has ranked in the leader position among post-Soviet countries excepting the Baltic States by jumping up 14 places to be 43rd among 125 countries in the Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2019, Center for Analysis of Economic Reforms and Communication of Azerbaijan told APA-Economics.

Closest followers of Azerbaijan among post-Soviet states are Russia, ranked in the 49th place and Kazakhstan in the 57th place.

In 2015-2016, Azerbaijan ranked 71st in this index, 66th in 2017 and 57th in 2018.

In terms of the global talent competitiveness index, Azerbaijan is among the top three countries with high average incomes and ranks seventh among the countries of West Asia and North Africa.

The “Global Talent Competitiveness Index” report is calculated based on six indicators: condition created for talent, attracting the talent, development of talent, provision of talent to remain in the country, vocational and technical education, and higher specialties.

Azerbaijan has received the highest ranking on vocational education and technical education (the 25th) and the lowest rating in the development of talent (the 81st).

And our place on the other indicators was as follows: the condition created for the talent was ranked as the 48th, attracting talent as the 44th, provision of talent to remain in the country as the 41st and higher specialties as the 68th place.

Easiness of recruitment was ranked as the 1st, active labor market policy as the 32nd place, employee-employer cooperation as the 30th place, salary suitability to productivity as the 14th place, direct foreign investment and technology transfer as the 28th place, talent attracting as the 17th place, women's leadership opportunities as the 34th place, cooperation within the facility as the 26th place, cooperation amongst facilities as the 19th place, social protection as the 33rd place, provision of talent to remain in the country as the 25th place, number of doctors as the 26th place, secondary school educated labor force as the 5th place, secondary school educated population as the 4th place, finding the skilled employee as the 30th place, education suitability to the economy as the 33rd place, secondary education suitability to the labor market as the 20th place, tertiary-education suitability to the labor market as the 36th place, tertiary-educated population as the 33rd place, accessibility of scientists and engineers as the 23rd place.

Huseyn Veliyev

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