Switzerland

KEY INDICATORS

  • GDP (US$ billions):573.136
  • Population:8,654,618
  • HDI:0.955

Gki Rank

1/123
Gki Score
71.93
World Average
48.6

Country Performance Summary

Switzerland is a leading performer in terms of its knowledge infrastructure. It ranks 1st out of 123 countries in the Global Knowledge Index 2021 and 1st out of the 56 countries with very high human development.

Areas of Strength

  • Quality of vocational training
  • Extent of staff training
  • Government effectiveness
  • Medium- and high-tech activities value added
  • Fixed-broadband subscriptions by speed per hundred people

Areas of Improvement

  • Tertiary graduates from ICT programmes (%)
  • Building quality control
  • Share of students enrolled in post-secondary vocational programmes
  • Years of compulsory education in primary and secondary
  • Ecological footprint per capita

SECTORAL INDICES

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