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


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.