The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF), prepares to release the 2019 editions of the Global Knowledge Index (GKI) and the Future of Knowledge Foresight Report during the upcoming Knowledge Summit, taking place in Dubai on 19 and 20 November 2019.

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 ‘Knowledge: The Path to Sustainable Development’ is expected to host more than 5,000 participants and 400 speakers, during which the results of the 2019 edition of the Future of Knowledge Foresight Report, which expanded its coverage to reach 40 countries, and the Global Knowledge Index 2019 results and the performance of 134+ 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. In September 2019, UNDP and MBRF renewed this decade-long partnership and signed a new 10-year agreement (2021-2030) to harness the power of knowledge for development.

See you on 19 and 20 November 2019, 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 and 2018, follow this link to view the full results and stay tuned to see if your country has moved up or down in 2019 on the rank ladder. Last year, Switzerland, Finland, Sweden, United States and Luxembourg were top-ranked, what countries will notch top 5 this year?

Also if you want to know what are the technologies that will shape the future, check out the 2018 edition of The Future of Knowledge: A Foresight Report covering 20 countries.