Country Last Previous
Algeria 56.25 53.75
Angola 38.11 37.06
Benin 45.82 44.4
Botswana 55.49 54.54
Burkina Faso 43.42 43.9
Burundi 40.25 37.53
Cameroon 46.02 45.1
Cape Verde 50.83 50.19
Chad 35.08 35.52
Congo 36.14 38.24
Egypt 54.54 53.59
Ethiopia 44.37 44.45
Gabon 47.46 3.79
Gambia 45.92 45.45
Ghana 51.2 51.33
Guinea 46.13 43.23
Ivory Coast 48.15 47.57
Kenya 54.14 53.67
Lesotho 42.9 42.32
Liberia 40.55 39.92
Madagascar 42.86 3.4
Malawi 43.7 42.44
Mali 43.59 43.63
Mauritania 40.92 40.77
Mauritius 64.27 63.74
Morocco 60.01 58.49
Mozambique 38.08 39.75
Namibia 54.46 52.67
Nigeria 48.33 47.53
Rwanda 52.82 50.94
Senegal 49.69 49.03
Seychelles 59.6 58.5
Sierra Leone 38.8 38.74
South Africa 62.44 60.76
Swaziland 46.43 3.35
Tanzania 48.19 47.21
Tunisia 56.41 55.6
Uganda 48.94 46.8
Zambia 46.51 46.05
Zimbabwe 44.24 42.61


The most recent 2018 edition of Global Competitiveness Report assesses 140 economies. The report is made up of 98 variables, from a combination of data from international organizations as well as from the World Economic Forum’s Executive Opinion Survey. The variables are organized into twelve pillars with the most important including: institutions; infrastructure; ICT adoption; macroeconomic stability; health; skills; product market; labour market; financial system; market size; business dynamism; and innovation capability. The GCI varies between 1 and 100, higher average score means higher degree of competitiveness. With the 2018 edition, the World Economic Forum introduced a new methodology, aiming to integrate the notion of the 4th Industrial Revolution into the definition of competitiveness. It emphasizes the role of human capital, innovation, resilience and agility, as not only drivers but also defining features of economic success in the 4th Industrial Revolution.