2021

global knowledge index
Barbados

Barbados

KEY INDICATORS

  • GDP (US$ billions)3.7
  • Population287,371
  • HDI0.814

Gki Rank

62/154
Gki Score
50.8
World Average
48.4

Country Performance Summary

Barbados is a strong performer in terms of its knowledge infrastructure. It ranks 62nd out of 154 countries in the Global Knowledge Index 2021 and 57th out of the 61 countries with very high human development.

Areas of Strength

  • Gross attendance ratio for tertiary education, wealth parity
  • PCT applications (per 100 billion GDP)
  • Cultural goods exports (% exports)
  • ICT PCT patent applications (per 100 billion GDP)
  • Peace and stability

Areas of Improvement

  • Share of students enrolled in post-secondary vocational programmes
  • Teaching staff compensation (% tertiary expenditure)
  • Growth of innovative companies
  • Mobile broadband Internet traffic per subscription
  • Chinn-Ito financial openness

SECTORAL INDICES

Rank
Value
Barbados