Saudi technical training achieved a qualitative leap, ranking 9th among the top ten internationally in the Global Knowledge Index in 2021, advancing three positions in the field of technical and vocational training compering to last year. It is announced by Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation on Monday, December 13th.
Saudi Arabia’s Technical and Vocational Training advanced 74 positions in the global knowledge index in 2020 compared to 2019 AD, scoring 50.9 points, surpassing the international average of 46.7 points, marking remarkable progress for the second year in a row, as the Kingdom also advanced 24 positions in 2019 compared to 2018.
Global Knowledge Index is the result of a joint initiative between the United Nations Development Program and Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation. It was announced at the 2016 Knowledge Summit to emphasize the strategic role of knowledge and the importance of providing methodological tools to measure it.
The methodology of the Global Knowledge Index 2021 included 154 countries, up from 138 countries in last year’s edition. This year index measures 232 total variables, including 155 original variables and 77 rebuilt ones.
Global Knowledge Index aims to introduce a more systematic understanding of knowledge by breaking down the concept into its constituent components, thus recognizing the multidimensional nature of knowledge systems in all contexts and applications relating to economic and social structures, measuring knowledge across 7 sectors: pre-university education; technical education and vocational training; higher education; research; development and innovation; information and communication technology; economics and enabling environments.