Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2018 details why educated Albanians leave the country
Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2018 report has been presented in Davos, Switzerland, at a time when the world’s largest and most important World Economic Forum has started.
The report was compiled by INSEAD knowledge, the Business School for the World, in partnership with the Adecco Group and Tata Communications.
In this year’s index, Albania ranks 78th in the world, out of 119 countries, ranking in the penultimate position in the region and the third from the bottom in the continent, along with Moldova and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
This report is a good means for making comparisons and measuring how different states and cities increase, attract and retain talents, thus becoming a strong weapon in the hands of policymakers in order to address key issues in this regard.
As per the study released by Adecco, Insead and Tata Communications, the developed, high-income countries are still the global talent champions while Zurich, Stockholm and Oslo take the top spots in the cities’ ranking.
Among the countries, Switzerland is followed by Singapore and the US. European countries dominate the top ranks, with 15 out of the top 25 places.
Talent competitiveness is one of the key elements of sustainable economic growth and for the future of an economy.
As of today, Albania ranks 78th in the world, while a year ago the country ranked in the 80th place.
Despite this, it has lost in scoring, which means it has deteriorated compared to itself.
Regarding the sub-indicators, which are numerous, around 80, Albania performs poorly in terms of brain drain, 102 in the overall ranking among 119 countries, in the 101 position in terms of brain retain, and in terms of the impact they have in society the country is just in the 109th place and in the section of social protection it is in the 104th place.
All of these subindicators are a good indicator of the reasons why well-educated Albanians leave the country.