The highly-monitored Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) for the year 2018, gives us a lot of information about competitiveness in Africa. This study provides accurate information on the evolution and competitiveness of talents from Africa and from all over the world.
The report focuses mainly on the diversity of talents as a solution to the challenges of the professional world, hence its: Talent Diversity to Fuel the Future of Work.
The index is based on the city’s capacity of attracting people and its ability to draw talents and train them.
The 6 criterias are:
Capacity, attractiveness, development, retention, VT skills (Vocational and Technical Skills) and GK skills (Global Knowledge Skills).
However, according to the GTCI, Africa remains behind the major continents (Europe – America – Asia) in terms of attractiveness of talent, but great positive progress has been made with projects and achievements in the field of infrastructure and innovation. .
Every year, the African skills gets more highlighted and recognized than the years before. They are gradually aligning with global competencies. This leads to the recruitment of more skilled African talents.
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When it comes to sub-Saharan Africa, the overall GTCI ranking (which includes 18 countries), puts Mauritius in first place (46th in the world) followed by Botswana (62th), and South Africa (63th). Then we have Kenya, Namibia and Uganda. Countries from east Africa and south Africa were mostly reprensented in the ranking, as for west Africa, the Gambia (8th in Africa, 96th in the world), Ghana (7th in Africa, 90th in the world), Senegal (9th in Africa, 97th in world) and Mali (15th in Africa, 113th in the world) were the only ones present on the chart. This type of report gives an opportunity to Talent2africa to show out the competitiveness of African countries in terms of talent attractions.