UAE top among Arab states in Global Knowledge Index

The UAE has entered into the top 20 ranking globally in the Global Knowledge Index (GKI), while ranking first among all the Arab states.

According to the results of the 2018 Global Knowledge Index, Switzerland retained its number one rank, followed by Sweden, Finland, the US and Luxembourg. 

The UAE, which is ranked 19th at the global level, also retains its second place globally on the economy index.

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF) unveiled the 2018 edition of the Global Knowledge Index (GKI) today, while also launching the world’s first Future of Knowledge: A Foresight Report, a pilot study on the future fields of knowledge that will shape the transformation of knowledge societies, during the opening of the Knowledge Summit in Dubai the under the title “Youth and the Future of Knowledge Economy.”

Under the umbrella of the partnership between UNDP and MBRF and within the Knowledge for All project, the results of 134 countries in the Global Knowledge Index (GKI) were released. The GKI provides valuable insights on knowledge assets that are key to more effective sustainable development. 

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