The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF), announces the preparation to release the Global Knowledge Index (GKI) 2018 during the upcoming Knowledge Summit, taking place in Dubai on 5 and 6 December 2018.

The GKI is the only index that measures knowledge on the global level, it highlights the strategic role of knowledge and the importance of developing objective and scientific tools to measure and evaluate it. It was first released during the Knowledge Summit in December 2017.

The upcoming Knowledge Summit bearing the theme “Youth and the Future of the Knowledge Economy” is expected to host 5,000 participants and 300 speakers, during which the Global Knowledge Index 2018 results and the performance of 131 countries will be presented.

UNDP and MBRF had built a remarkable partnership throughout the past decade, sharing a vision of promoting and strengthening knowledge-based sustainable development in the Arab region and beyond. To that end, this year summit will observe the release as well of the “Future of Knowledge Model,” which is also a fruit of this partnership. The report is dedicated to assessing the future of knowledge in 20 model countries, defining the factors influencing the future of knowledge, and the impact of big data.

See you on 5 and 6 December 2018, follow this link to register in the Summit, the registration is free!

Until then, you might want to check how did your country perform in the Global Knowledge Index of 2017, follow this link to view the full results and stay tuned to see if your country has moved up or down in 2018 on the rank ladder. Last year, Switzerland, Singapore, Finland, Sweden, and Netherlands were top-ranked, what countries will notch top 5 this year?