People and their skills are the key to keeping economies strong. This year’s Global Talent Competitiveness Index scores, released yesterday, ranks countries based on how they grow, attract and retain this human capital.
There are some familiar names among the Top 10 with Switzerland claiming the top spot for the 7th year in a row.
But with Age of AI dawning, there’s enormous opportunity for countries further down the rankings to get ahead. With the right investment and decisions from policymakers, these are the nations that have been moving most up our rankings since 2015 – and the ones to watch for talent in the years ahead.
China – The AI Talent Champion
China’s human capital is moving up in the world and now ranks at number 42 in our Index. The latest figures indicate the country is in the top quartile for growing talent, largely because of its world-class educational system which currently ranks 8th in the world. With a population of over 1,392 million, local talent, is never in short supply. Plus, with its hefty investment in research and development, China is increasingly well-placed as the technological revolution develops.