How to read a country profile
The Country/Economy Profiles section presents a profile of each of the 109 economies covered in The Inclusive Growth and Development Report 2017.1
1 National Key Performance Indicators
To provide added context, the first section presents a selection of key performance indicators for the economy under review. Countries are evaluated within their income groups on each of the 12 indicators that collectively convey a more complete picture of how well their economies are achieving strong, broad-based progress in living standards rather than GDP growth per se.
Both the most recent value (level) and trend (or growth rate) and overall aggregated score are presented. Ranks are based on the value (for the most recent year available) relative to peer countries. Trends are based on the direction and degree of movement of each indicator over the last five years depending on data availability. Most trends represent the absolute net differences while those denoted with a percentage represent the annual average percentage growth over the five year period. A selection of these indicators, sub-pillar scores and cross-country comparisons can be found in Part 2 of this Report. See technical notes for more information on each indicator and the time period covered.
2 Benchmarking Inclusive Growth
This section details the economy’s performance on the main components of the Inclusive Growth Benchmarking Tool. The first column shows the country’s score on the seven pillars and fifteen sub-pillars included in the Framework, while the second column presents the country’s rank among its peer economies. For more information on the methodology refer to Part 3.
3 The Inclusive Growth and Development Profiles in More Detail
This page details the country’s performance on each of the indicators composing the benchmarking tool. Indicators are organized by sub-pillar. Indicators are not presented where data is unavailable “N/A”. Indicators with an asterix are not included in the final pillar aggregation and are meant for contextual purposes.
• INDICATOR, UNITS: This column contains the title of each indicator and, where relevant, the unit in which it is measured—for example, “days” or “% GDP.” Indicators derived from the World Economic Forum’s Executive Opinion Survey are always expressed as scores on a 1–7 scale, with 7 being the most desirable outcome.
• VALUE: This column reports the country’s aggregated score or value on each of the variables that compose each pillar.
• RANK: This column reports the country’s position among the peer economies covered by the Report. Please note the shading for the low income group is based on the lower middle income range. This has been done to highlight the still significant room for improvement even for the best performers within the low income group.
Online Data Portal
In addition to the analysis presented in this Report, an interactive data platform can be accessed via www.wef.ch/igd17. The platform offers a number of analytical and visualization tools, including sortable rankings per pillar and sub-pillar, scatter plots, bar charts, and maps.