Rwanda is ranked among the world’s top 100 countries in growing, attracting and retaining talent, according to the 2017 Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI).
In Africa, only the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius (46), Botswana (63), South Africa (76), Namibia (76), Tunisia (77), Egypt (88) and Zambia (89) beat Rwanda, which is ranked eighth among top 10 countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
The new report ranks 118 countries worldwide according to their ability to grow, attract and retain talent and it puts Rwanda at 91st ahead of countries such as India (92), Honduras (93), Morocco (96), Kenya (97), and Senegal (100).
The GTCI is an annual benchmarking report that measures the ability of countries to compete for talent.
Launched in 2013, it is jointly produced by INSEAD, The Business School for the World, The Adecco Group, the world’s leading provider of human resource solutions, and the Human Capital Leadership Institute of Singapore.
The theme of the fourth edition of the GTCI is Talent and Technology: Shaping the Future of Work.
The 2017 study focuses on how technological advances are affecting talent competitiveness and the nature of work.
The report provides a tool for decision makers to overcome talent gaps and be competitive in the global marketplace.
In the 2017 GTCI, high-ranking countries share key traits, including educational systems that meet the needs of the economy, employment policies that favour flexibility, mobility and entrepreneurship, and high connectedness of stakeholders in business and government.