The Great Index Zoo Part II
We continue with our curated collection of 30+ indices, rankings, and benchmarks that are useful and interesting for global talent management and mobility.
Part II of the Great Index Zoo focuses more on indexes related to facets of a country.
To recap, we seek quality, thoroughly produced data, and these indexes represent some of our favorites. Be sure to check out Part I to learn how exactly we use these indexes and how to evaluate country profile data with a critical eye.
MIPEX: Migrant Integration Policy Index
From the Migration Policy Group and Barcelona Centre for International Affairs, MIPEX looks at 8 core factors relevant for highly skilled expats: access to nationality, anti-discrimination, education, family reunion, health, labour market mobility, permanent residence, and political participation. Only subject to piecemeal updates in recent years but brand new edition expected soon.
Overview: http://www.mipex.eu/
GSMI: Global Social Mobility Index
From the World Economic Forum and with some overlap from previous indexes from WEF, the GSMI looks at 10 pillars to gauge access to opportunity, career advancement, and other broad factors in fostering talent: health, education access, education quality and equity, lifelong learning, social protection, technology access, work opportunities, fair wages, working conditions, inclusive institutions.
Overview: https://www.weforum.org/reports/global-social-mobility-index-2020-why-economies-benefit-from-fixing-inequality
Publication: http://www3.weforum.org/docs/Global_Social_Mobility_Report.pdf
Quality of Life/Liveability Index
We like this city-based quality of life index from Numbeo for its range of stats. There are a lot of quality of life and city rankings, such as well known ones from Monocle Magazine and The Economist, but this index starts with fewer preconceptions and includes interesting regional areas.
Publication: https://www.numbeo.com/quality-of-life/rankings.jsp
Monocle: https://monocle.com/film/affairs/quality-of-life-survey-top-25-cities-2019
Economist: https://www.eiu.com/topic/liveability
Global Connectedness Index
From DHL and NYU Stern, the Global Connectedness Index is a fascinating look at the per country "breadth and depth of flows" of four core types: trade, FDI/capital, information, and people.
Overview: https://www.dhl.com/global-en/home/insights-and-innovation/thought-leadership/case-studies/global-connectedness-index.html
Global Leadership and Talent Index
From BCG, although not updated in a few years and at this moment requiring outreach to obtain, we're excited by any comprehensive effort to assess leadership around global talent management, which is critical for the sucess of MNCs or smaller companies seeking talent advantages. The GTLI surveys approximately 1300 executives across 85 countries.
Overview: https://www.bcg.com/publications/2015/leadership-talent-human-resources-global-leadership-talent-index
IP Facts and Figures
From The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the IP Facts and Figures covers per country stats and comparisons on intellectual property activity.
Publication: https://www.wipo.int/edocs/pubdocs/en/wipo_pub_943_2019.pdf
EF EPI: English Proficiency Index
From Education First, the EPI ranks countries and cities in English skills based on 2 million+ tests administered worldwide, grouping results into proficiency bands for cleaner comparisons. The city distinction is important since some assignment destination cities may have high English competency while the broader country may not.
Overview: https://www.ef.com/wwen/epi/
Publication: https://www.ef.com/__/~/media/centralefcom/epi/downloads/full-reports/v9/ef-epi-2019-english.pdf
Global Creativity Index
From the Martin Prosperity Institute, part of the University of Toronto, the Global Creativity Index is updated roughly every 4-5 years and is centered on the 3 T's of Talent, Technology, and Tolerance. It gauges advanced economic growth and sustainable prosperity while also looking at correlations of their index with entrepreneurship, competitiveness, and other highly tracked facets.
Overview: http://martinprosperity.org/content/the-global-creativity-index-2015/
Publication: http://martinprosperity.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Global-Creativity-Index-2015.pdf
GITR: Global IT Readiness index
Also referred to as the the Networked Readiness Index, this index from Insead is a sister index to the GTCI featured in Part I. While it's been a few years since the latest, the GITR assesses four country pillars related to information technology: environment, readiness, usage, and impact.
Publication: https://www.insead.edu/sites/default/files/assets/dept/globalindices/docs/GITR-2016-report.pdf
Innovation Scoreboard
From the European Commission, their annual Innovation Scoreboard report assesess EU and select other states on 10 core factors: Human resources, attractive research systems, innovation-friendly environment, finance and support, firm investments, innovator firms, linkages, intellectual assets, employment impacts, and sales impacts.
Overview: https://ec.europa.eu/growth/industry/policy/innovation/scoreboards_en
Publication: https://ec.europa.eu/docsroom/documents/41941
This concludes Part II of The Great Index Zoo. Continue on to Part III, or take a look at Part I if you haven't yet.
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