Data in this Report is subject to change without notice. We are ranked 124, close to the bottom of the 141 participating countries, for the cost of starting a business. Being the Egyptian partner of the World Economic Forum, much of the data compiled in the report was gathered by the ECES through questionnaires they sent out to executives of companies in Egypt to fill out. Where we’ve improved: Egypt is on a general upward trajectory, with our institutions, infrastructure, labor market, financial system, business dynamism, and innovation capability all receiving higher scores than last year. Egypt improved by one place to 93 rd in the World Economic Forum’s 2019 Global Competitiveness Index (GCI).. A given country’s competitiveness indicator is measured out of a figure of 100, with 0 being the worst score and 100 being the best. Yet is within the bottom 30 with regards to Dealing with Entrepreneurial Risks (117) and Cost of Starting a Business as a % of GNP (124). competitiveness and attractiveness. Egypt was the best performer in the security and safety index, infrastructure and ports, and natural resources, according to the 2019 World Economic Forum’s Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report released in September, also topping the MENA region in terms of environmental sustainability, cultural resources and business travel. Egypt scored 54.54 points out of 100 on the 2018 Global Competitiveness Report published by the World Economic Forum. Adding to that, Dr Ahmed Fikry discussed the importance of what he thought were two main aspects of the labour market. To reflect the effects of Globalization and the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the World Economic Forum introduced last year the new Global Competitiveness Index 4.0, a new economic compass, building on 40 years of experience of benchmarking the drivers of long-term competitiveness. 3 THE 2019 EIGHT INTERNATIONAL World Economic Outlook Report: A long and difficult ascent. The analysis presented in the Global Competitiveness Report 2019 (herein: “Report”) is based on a methodology integrating the latest statistics from international organizations and a survey of executives. We also don’t fare well for trade openness. The Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2019. "The latest Global Competitiveness Report paints a gloomy picture, yet it also shows that those countries with a holistic approach to socio-economic challenges, look set to get ahead in the race to the frontier." Part 3 - Comments of Discussant (Part 2/2): Eng. After the report was presented to the participants and attendees, the prime minister’s economic advisor stressed that improving the rankings isn’t and shouldn’t be the ultimate goal. Classification of economies by geographic region is based on that of the United Nations Statistics Division. The WEF Global Competitiveness Report 2019 10 years since the global financial crisis, the global economy remains in a cycle of low/flat productivity, says the World Economic Forum. Copyrights © 2017 The American University in Cairo School of Business • All Rights Reserved. It provides evidence-based analysis on the characteristics of entrepreneurship in Egypt, with the objective of guiding policy decisions, institution building and investments decisions. School of Business American University in Cairo AUC Avenue – P.O. Global competitiveness is not another term for cheap labour or low taxes. Data, Data. This is almost 40 points short of the “frontier”. South Africa (60), Seychelles (78), Botswana (91) and Namibia (94) are in the top 100 out of 141 countries covered by the report. Please try again. The Global Competitiveness Report 2018 (herein: “Report”) presents information and data that were compiled and/or collected by the World Economic Forum (all information and data referred herein as “Data”). Global. Egypt had the fourth-highest performance improvement in the World Economic Forum’s Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index 2019, the World Travel and Tourism Council awarded Egypt the annual “2019 Global Champion Award” for promoting Enterprise is a daily publication of Enterprise Ventures LLC, an Egyptian limited liability company (commercial register 83594), and a subsidiary of Inktank Communications. The IMF raised its expectations for Egypt's GDP growth to reach 3.5% this year, compared to 2% in its June 2020 report, which makes Egypt among the three best economies in the Mediterranean and Central Asia regions. Business Forward AUC will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing. Egypt improved by one place to 93 rd in the World Economic Forum’s 2019 Global Competitiveness Index (GCI).. Designed by Indigo. That means the Grand Duchy has risen by one place since the 2018 edition. Ismail’s view was that entrepreneurship had significantly developed in Egypt, something that the report didn’t reflect. Egypt ranked 93rd out of 140 countries on the World Economic Forum’s 2019 Global Competitiveness Index, rising one place from last year’s ranking of 94. The UAE retains its #1 position globally in 'Macro-Economic Stability' on the World Economic Forum rankings. The eagerly awaited 2019 edition of the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Report, which ranks the competitiveness of 141 countries worldwide, places the Grand Duchy in 18th place overall. How will COVID-19 affect innovation investments? Try your Gmail or Yahoo address if you have issues receiving Enterprise on your corporate email. This is particularly important given that, in the aggregate, T&T accounts for a greater share of regional GD… Real GDP growth reached 5.6% in FY19, up from 5.3% in FY18. However, Egypt performed very poorly when it came to Quality of Land Management (111), Social Capital (128), Freedom of the Press (132), and Incidence of Terrorism (136). [Video] Egypt’s entrepreneurial environment in the age of COVID-19: Experts share their thoughts. The Global Competitiveness Report 2019 FREN 09/10/2019. On the 9th of October, the Egyptian Center for Economic Studies (ECES) held a seminar on Egypt’s ranking in the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report 2019. The Global Competitiveness Report (GCR) is a yearly report published by the World Economic Forum.Since 2004, the Global Competitiveness Report ranks countries based on the Global Competitiveness Index, developed by Xavier Sala-i-Martin and Elsa V. Artadi. Putting a positive spin on where Egypt performed poorly in the report, Abdel Latif said that these weaknesses and issues should be seen as opportunities for investment and areas to be targeted for improvement. Global Competitiveness Report 2019. Egypt’s score for 2019 was 54.5, a 0.9 increase from it’s score of 53.6 in 2018. However, Egypt’s ranking slipped this year in ICT and Health, falling from 100 to 106 in the former, and from 99 to 103 in the latter. Egypt’s lowest score was in the Ability to Innovate pillar at 39.6, against a regional average of 41.3. On improving Egypt’s competitiveness, Ismail added that the space for youth and establishing startups needs to be freed up. The World Economic Forum has published its new Global Competitiveness Report 2019. COMPETITIVENESS REPORT 2019 Eight Competitiveness Lab. Egypt is the 93 most competitive nation in the world out of 140 countries ranked in the 2018 edition of the Global Competitiveness Report published by the World Economic Forum. You can download the report in full here (pdf). The analysis is done using a new tool for assessing national economic productivity — Global Competitiveness Index 4.0. Learn more facts about Global Competitive Report 2019 and India’s rank in Global Competitiveness Index (GCI 4.0). Box 74 New Cairo 11835 Egypt Email: BusinessForward@aucegypt.edu, Copyrights © 2017 The American University in Cairo School of Business • All Rights Reserved. Kiangel’s founder and chairman, Dr Khaled Ismail, weighed in with his views on how important the internet and tech sectors are to Egypt’s economy, criticising the report for not showing how much tech start-ups have contributed so far. Ismail said that Schmidt had told him that there was too much focus on traditional and physical infrastructure such as roads and bridges in Egypt. As we noted last year, Egypt has a significantly larger market size than the regional average. All business sizes were contacted including small, medium-sized, and large corporations. Based on the income levels set out by the World Economic Forum (WEF) in its Global Competitiveness Report. The 2018 edition of the Global Competitiveness Report represents a milestone in the four-decade history of the series, with the introduction of the new Global Competitiveness Index 4.0. In the Business Dynamics sub-indicator of Growth of Innovative Companies, Egypt enjoys a positive ranking of 29 in the world. Egypt’s score for 2019 was 54.5, a 0.9 increase from it’s score of 53.6 in 2018. Ft. Youssef Boutrous Ghaly. The World Economic Forum presents its annual report (Global Competitiveness Report 2018) where the WEF experts analyze global, regional, and national economies with the aim of identifying key factors that affect productivity. Since Egypt’s GDP per capita and savings rates are low, this doesn’t make the country attractive to investors, she revealed. With higher levels of internet access and literacy, Ismail continued, more Egyptians would create business opportunities and new industries that would contribute to the economy in a way which would negate improvements to traditional infrastructure. In terms of Health, there was only one sub-indicator, that of the life expectancy of individuals in good health in which Egypt ranked 103. This score ranks Egypt 94 out of 141 countries surveyed. In July 2018, Egypt’s House of Representatives approved a USD 500 million loan from the World Bank Group’s International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, to go towards the five-year Supporting Egypt Education Reform project, which aims to modernise the public school Focusing his view on startups, he went on to say that the report’s figures didn’t take into account any of the achievements reached in Egypt’s tech scene. 15 of the countries are from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), where Egypt ranks 13 th , ahead of Iran and bottom-ranked Yemen. Country. According to the 2019 World Economic Forum’s Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report released in September, Egypt moved up nine places to rank 65th overall worldwide. Fikry also stressed on the importance of readying Egyptian workers for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, a term widely used to describe the current era of sweeping technological change and innovation, which includes artificial intelligence, robotics, and the internet of things (IoT), among others. This score ranks Egypt 94 out of 141 countries surveyed. Almost all pillars dipped in its ranks despite the Philippines maintaining its overall score of 62/100. With 12 of the 15 MENA economies covered by this year’s index increasing their score compared to 2017, the region was able to slightly outpace the global average in competitiveness growth. The methodology, developed in collaboration with leading experts and practitioners through a three-year consultative process, is designed Op-ed: Entrepreneurship education to reap the potential harvest of a young population. Summaries are intended for guidance only and are provided on an as-is basis; kindly refer to the source article in its original language prior to undertaking any action. She explained that there needed to be a focus on training to boost individual workers’ productivity. However, Egypt performed below average on all other pillars, particularly in ICT (40.6), Health (65), Macroeconomic Stability (44.7), and Education & Skills (53.2). The four main global competitiveness indicators are 1) Enabling Environment; 2) Human Capital; 3) Markets; and 4) Innovation Environment. All the Egyptian companies were from across the country’s agricultural, industrial, and service sectors. © 2020 Enterprise Ventures LLC. Regarding the sub-indicators (which are each ranked globally) within each of the pillars, here are some details of some of the ones that stood out: Under the pillar of Institutions, among the sub-indicators Egypt performed well in were the Government’s Response to Change (23), Management of Shareholders’ Equity (28), Property Rights (34), and Renewable Energy Regulation (32). 11 percent of the companies were from the agricultural sector; 33 percent were from the industrial sector; while 56 percent of them were in the service sector. Other well performed areas were Road Infrastructure (28), Efficiency of Seaport (41) and Air Freight (46) services, as well as Quality of Road Networks (48). Findings of the Global Investment Competitiveness Report 2019-2020 are based on surveys—a large survey of over 2,400 global business executives in ten large middle-income countries conducted in the second half of 2019 and a smaller “pulse” survey in March and April 2020. Out of the 12 pillars, Egypt performed higher than the regional average in Infrastructure and Market Size, scoring 73.1 and 73.6 respectively, while the MENA averages were 70.5 and 69.9 respectively. Our daily roundup of economics, business and must-read news, delivered to your inbox Sunday-Thursday before 7am Cairo Local Time (5am GMT). Contrastingly, Egypt ranked poorly in five of them including Worker’s Rights (104), Income Tax Rates (121), and the Gender Pay Gap (131). You have successfully subscribed to the newsletter. Where we’ve improved: Egypt is on a general upward trajectory, with our institutions, infrastructure, labor market, financial system, business dynamism, and innovation capability all receiving higher scores than last year. It is #2 in 'ICT Adoption'. Home Content Global Competitiveness Report of Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurship is clearly seen as the key to economic growth and job creation around the world. Taking global rankings in each pillar into account, Egypt’s highest ranking of 23 came in market size, while it’s lowest ranking was its macroeconomic stability at 135 out of 141. Each of these indicators are broken down into several pillars which amount to a total of 12. Egypt is the 93 most competitive nation in the world out of 140 countries ranked in the 2018 edition of the Global Competitiveness Report published by the World Economic Forum. What explains the increase in remittances during the COVID-19 crisis? According to data from the World Economic Forum’s report in 2019, Serbia is ranked 72nd among 141 countries, with a recorded GCI value of 60.9. Competitiveness report, economy, digitisations. Part 3 - Comments of Discussant (Part 2/2): Eng. While the report cites the skill level of the labor market as having improved from last year, we don’t score highly at all for critical thinking in teaching. Egypt ranked 93rd in the Global Competitiveness Index, up from 94th in 2018, and ninth among Arab countries, according to the Global Competitiveness Report for 2019 issued by … The second aspect was the workforce falling behind on digital skills, which reflects how the Egyptian economy may be overall falling behind in digitalisation. Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea ... 2019 Resource Type. Under ICT, Egypt ranked in the bottom 40 in all but one of the sub-indicators, among them the Percentage of the Population That Uses the Internet (98). In Education & Skills, Egypt did well in the Digital Skills Among the Active Population (44) sub-indicator, yet ranked below the top 100 with regards to Teaching of Critical Thinking Skills (123), Quality of Vocational Training (129), and Graduate Skills (133). “Bad internet is a huge obstacle,” he said. The Global Competitiveness Report 2019 | xiii. Under Financial System, Egypt had a healthy ranking of 41 on the sub-indicator of Financing of Small-to-Medium Sized Enterprises. Neither Enterprise Ventures nor its staff assume any responsibility or liability for the accuracy of the information contained in this publication, whether in the form of summaries or analysis. The Global Competitiveness Report 2019 reveals an average across the 141 economies covered of 61 points. Egypt is also in the bottom five globally when it comes to Inflation Rate (136), one of the sub-indicators for Macroeconomic Stability. “Namibia has moved up six positions in the Global Competitiveness Report rankings for 2019, from number 100 to 94 now. The analysis presented in the Global Competitiveness Report 2019 (herein: “Report”) is based on a methodology integrating the latest statistics from international organizations and a survey of executives. Tarek Tawfik, Vice Chairman, ECES; Dr. Abla Abdel Latif, Executive Director and Director of Research, … According to data from the World Economic Forum’s report in 2019, Serbia is ranked 72nd among 141 countries, with a recorded GCI value of 60.9. In the Global Competitiveness Report released last week, only Mauritius was ranked 52. Tarek Tawfik, Vice Chairman, ECES; Dr. Abla Abdel Latif, Executive Director and Director of Research, … Sector spotlight series [Pt 1]: The garments and home textile industries. Designed by Indigo. Op-ed: Together we can, through “voluntourism”? It’s a multifactor approach combining business environment, political and social stability, innovation, education and quality of life. Before that, the macroeconomic ranks were based on Jeffrey Sachs's Growth Development Index and the … 15 of the countries are from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), where Egypt ranks 13th, ahead of Iran and bottom-ranked Yemen. Qatar was ranked 29th globally and second in the Arab world, according to the Global Competitiveness Report 2019, published annually by the World Economic Forum (WEF), in … There was an error while trying to send your request. Global Gender Gap Index, 2019, Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report, Global Information Technology Report, 2016 (discontinued), The Global Enabling Trade Report, LinkedIn membership by field of study and geography, 2017, LinkedIn membership by field of study, 2017, Skills of LinkedIn members, by age and degree specialization, 2017, The methodology, developed in collaboration with leading experts and practitioners through a three-year consultative process, is designed Competitiveness Rank in Egypt averaged 93.46 from 2007 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 119 in 2015 and a record low of 70 in 2010. We also score highly for SME financing and the growth of innovative companies. Key figures were invited to discuss the findings, including Dr. Gehan Saleh, who advises the Egyptian prime minister on economic affairs; Mr. Seif Allah Fahmy, the chairman of the Egyptian National Competitiveness Council (ENCC); Engineer Hany Tawfik, the former president of the Egyptian and Arab Private Equity Association; Dr. Ahmed Fikry Abdel Wahab, general manager and CEO of Egyptian German Automotive (EGA); and Dr Khaled Ismail, the founder and chairman of the angel investment fund, Kiangel. Enabling Digitalization Index 2019 Decoding the Economics of COVID-19: how will economies survive? Each of these 12 pillars are then broken down into a total of 103 sub-indicators. The WEF Global Competitiveness Report 2019 10 years since the global financial crisis, the global economy remains in a cycle of low/flat productivity, says the World Economic Forum. What should be prioritised is providing Egyptians with high-speed internet and the education to use it effectively and exploit its full potential. Readings for the burden of government regulation and corruption have improved — areas that were faring worse last year than in previous years. Global Gender Gap Index, 2019, Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report, Global Information Technology Report, 2016 (discontinued), The Global Enabling Trade Report, LinkedIn membership by field of study and geography, 2017, LinkedIn membership by field of study, 2017, Skills of LinkedIn members, by age and degree specialization, 2017, UAE up 2 ranks. He explained that by turning things such as recycling into an industry, startups have been able to make many improvements to productivity in areas that the government hasn’t been able to approach for decades. Where we haven’t: Egypt’s ranking for macroeconomic stability continues to fall, and both this and ICT adoption are well below the market average. 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The country experienced one of the biggest drops from 56/140 in 2018 (60.0 pctl) to 64/141 in 2019 (54.6 pctl). The report added that Egypt jumped from 60th to fifth place in tourism promotion and marketing strategy, and moved up nine places to rank 65th worldwide. Copyrights © 2017 The American University in Cairo School of Business • All Rights Reserved. Egypt ranked 93rd out of 140 countries on the World Economic Forum’s 2019 Global Competitiveness Index, rising one place from last year’s ranking of 94. Egypt’s global rankings in eight of the 12 pillars improved in 2019 from last year, while it remained the same for Macroeconomic Stability and Education & Skills. Flexibility: a keyword for business schools in today’s changing contexts. However, the groupings are slightly … Middle East and North Africa TTCI 2019 Scores ... the region was able to slightly outpace the global average in competitiveness growth. Is e-commerce witnessing a boom in Egypt? The Global Competitiveness Index 4.0 2019 Rankings 2018 Diff. He shared a conversation he had with Eric Schmidt, the former CEO of Google, years ago at a conference they both attended. Where we’re really doing well is in the government’s responsiveness to change and long-term vision, as well as energy regulation — new areas where we rank very highly. It tops the overall ranking in the Arab world. Abdel Latif added that most of the data was also drawn from international indices and statistical data from specialised international bodies and institutions. Is Egypt’s car-centric development damaging the economy? The World Economic Forum presents its annual report (Global Competitiveness Report 2018) where the WEF experts analyze global, regional, and national economies with the aim of identifying key factors that affect productivity. 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