Country Last Previous
Algeria 89 92
Angola 136 137
Benin 125 123
Botswana 91 90
Burkina Faso 130 124
Burundi 135 136
Cameroon 123 121
Cape Verde 112 111
Chad 141 140
Congo 139 135
Egypt 93 94
Ethiopia 126 122
Gabon 119 108
Gambia 124 119
Ghana 111 106
Guinea 122 126
Ivory Coast 118 114
Kenya 95 93
Lesotho 131 130
Liberia 132 130
Madagascar 132 121
Malawi 128 129
Mali 129 125
Mauritania 134 131
Mauritius 52 49
Morocco 75 75
Mozambique 137 133
Namibia 94 100
Nigeria 116 115
Rwanda 100 108
Senegal 114 113
Seychelles 76 74
Sierra Leone 134 131
South Africa 60 67
Swaziland 121 122
Tanzania 117 116
Tunisia 87 87
Uganda 115 117
Zambia 120 118
Zimbabwe 127 128


The most recent 2018 edition of Global Competitiveness Report assesses 140 economies. In 2018, the World Economic Forum introduced a new methodology emphasizing 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. As a result, the GCI scale changed to 1 to 100 from 1 to 7, with higher average score meaning higher degree of competitiveness. The report is made up of 98 variables 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.