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Economy > Technological achievement: Countries Compared

Author: Ian Graham <br>Staff Editor

Author: Ian Graham <br>Staff Editor

The Technology Achievement Index is calculated from indicators in four categories: creation of technology; diffusion of recent innovations; diffusion of old innovations; and human skills.

The indicators for creation of technology are patents granted per capita and royalty and license fees received from abroad per capita.

Diffusion of recent innovations is calculated from the number of Internet hosts per capita and the share of high- and medium-technology exports as a percentage of all exports.

Indicators for diffusion of old technology are telephones (land line and cellular) per capita and electricity consumption per capita.

Human skills are calculated based on the average number of years of schooling and the gross enrolment ratio at the tertiary level in science, mathematics and engineering.

DEFINITION: Technology Achievement Index
Units: Score.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 FinlandFinland 0.74 2001
2 United StatesUnited States 0.73 2001
3 SwedenSweden 0.7 2001
4 JapanJapan 0.7 2001
5 South KoreaSouth Korea 0.67 2001
6 NetherlandsNetherlands 0.63 2001
7 United KingdomUnited Kingdom 0.61 2001
Group of 7 countries (G7) averageGroup of 7 countries (G7) average 0.603 2001
8 AustraliaAustralia 0.59 2001
9 CanadaCanada 0.59 2001
10 GermanyGermany 0.58 2001
11 NorwayNorway 0.58 2001
12 IrelandIreland 0.57 2001
High income OECD countries averageHigh income OECD countries average 0.552 2001
13 BelgiumBelgium 0.55 2001
14 New ZealandNew Zealand 0.55 2001
15 AustriaAustria 0.54 2001
16 FranceFrance 0.54 2001
17 IsraelIsrael 0.51 2001
18 SpainSpain 0.48 2001
19 Czech RepublicCzech Republic 0.47 2001
20 ItalyItaly 0.47 2001
21 HungaryHungary 0.46 2001
22 SloveniaSlovenia 0.46 2001
23 SlovakiaSlovakia 0.45 2001
24 GreeceGreece 0.44 2001
25 PortugalPortugal 0.42 2001
26 BulgariaBulgaria 0.41 2001
27 PolandPoland 0.41 2001
28 MalaysiaMalaysia 0.4 2001
29 CroatiaCroatia 0.39 2001
30 MexicoMexico 0.39 2001
31 RomaniaRomania 0.37 2001
32 Costa RicaCosta Rica 0.36 2001
33 ChileChile 0.36 2001
34 ThailandThailand 0.34 2001
35 South AfricaSouth Africa 0.34 2001
36 UruguayUruguay 0.34 2001
37 Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad+ 0.33 2001
38 PanamaPanama 0.32 2001
39 BrazilBrazil 0.31 2001
40 ChinaChina 0.3 2001
41 PhilippinesPhilippines 0.3 2001
42 BoliviaBolivia 0.28 2001
43 PeruPeru 0.27 2001
44 ColombiaColombia 0.27 2001
45 TunisiaTunisia 0.26 2001
46 IranIran 0.26 2001
47 JamaicaJamaica 0.26 2001
48 EcuadorEcuador 0.25 2001
49 El SalvadorEl Salvador 0.25 2001
50 ParaguayParaguay 0.25 2001
51 SyriaSyria 0.24 2001
52 EgyptEgypt 0.24 2001
53 DominicaDominica 0.24 2001
54 ZimbabweZimbabwe 0.22 2001
55 AlgeriaAlgeria 0.22 2001
56 HondurasHonduras 0.21 2001
57 IndonesiaIndonesia 0.21 2001
58 Sri LankaSri Lanka 0.2 2001
59 IndiaIndia 0.2 2001
60 NicaraguaNicaragua 0.19 2001
61 PakistanPakistan 0.17 2001
62 SenegalSenegal 0.16 2001
63 GhanaGhana 0.14 2001
64 KenyaKenya 0.13 2001
65 NepalNepal 0.08 2001
66 TanzaniaTanzania 0.08 2001
67 MozambiqueMozambique 0.07 2001
68 SudanSudan 0.07 2001

Citation

"All countries compared for Economy > Technological achievement", United Nations Development Program. Human Development Report 2001. New York: Oxford University Press,2001, Table A2.1. via ciesin.org. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Economy/Technological-achievement

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The Technology Achievement Index is calculated from indicators in four categories: creation of technology; diffusion of recent innovations; diffusion of old innovations; and human skills.

The indicators for creation of technology are patents granted per capita and royalty and license fees received from abroad per capita.

Diffusion of recent innovations is calculated from the number of Internet hosts per capita and the share of high- and medium-technology exports as a percentage of all exports.

Indicators for diffusion of old technology are telephones (land line and cellular) per capita and electricity consumption per capita.

Human skills are calculated based on the average number of years of schooling and the gross enrolment ratio at the tertiary level in science, mathematics and engineering.

Posted on 08 Mar 2005

Ian Graham <br>Staff Editor

Ian Graham <br>Staff Editor

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Finland also spends more on research and development than any other nation, and Sweden and the USA are in the top five in both graphs.">The Technology Achievement Index ranks countries in terms of their overall achievement in creating and using technology. As technology becomes more important in all areas of life it is only those countries which have a population that can use the technology efficiently and profitably that will prosper. Even aside from the increasing portion of the world's economy that is derived from creating and marketing technology if a country cannot adapt technology to its local needs it will fall further behind. As well as being at the top in this graph, the Government of Finland also spends more on research and development than any other nation, and Sweden and the USA are in the top five in both graphs.

Posted on 08 Mar 2005

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