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Publication | 4 June 2020

JRC Statistical Audit of the 2017 Global Attractiveness Index

The Global Attractiveness Index (GAI) aims to summarise complex and versatile concepts that relate to the ‘attractiveness’ of a country and its economic system as determining element of its ability to be competitive and to grow. In so doing, it raises some conceptual and practical challenges, which are discussed in the GAI 2017 report. This study focuses on the practical challenges related to data quality and methodological choices by grouping country level data over 144 countries that altogether cover approximately 93% of the world’s population and 98% of Gross Domestic Product (in US$) worldwide. The GAI is built on 53 key performance indicators (KPIs) grouped into 10 pillars, and finally into three indices: (a) a Positioning Index (PI) measuring a country’s attractiveness in terms of four main pillars: Openness, Innovation, Efficiency and Resources; (b, c) a Dynamicity Index (DI) and a Sustainability Index (SI) that complement the Positioning Index by measuring, respectively, the short-term change of the attractiveness level (over the last 3 years) and the actual sustainability of a country’s position in the overall classification given its performance in terms of resilience and vulnerability

JRC Statistical Audit of the 2017 Global Attractiveness Index
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