Bangladesh scores lowest in Central and South Asia for developing talent
Bangladesh has ranked 123rd, out of 134 nations, on how well countries attract, develop, support and retain talent. Among the Central and South Asian countries however, it ranks lowest.
The yearly global talent competitiveness index (GTCI) is published by French business school INSEAD and non-profit research body Portulans Institute.
The seven pillars based on which the GTCI ranking is done are: Enable, Attract, Grow, Retain, Vocational, Technical (VT) Skills and Global Knowledge (GK) Skills.
Of the 134 countries included in this year's GTCI, 47 are high-income, 36 are upper-middle-income, 36 are lower-middle-income, and 14 are low-income countries, according to the index.
The regional distribution, meanwhile, is as follows: nine countries from Central and Southern Asia, 15 from Eastern, Southeastern Asia and Oceania, 39 from Europe, 20 from Latin America and the Caribbean, 19 from Northern Africa and Western Asia, two from Northern America, and 30 countries from Sub-Saharan Africa.
Bangladesh is classified as a country below the median in terms of income and one of the nine countries in Central and South Asia.
Bangladesh has scored 25.3 and ranked ninth among the Central and South Asian countries in this year's GTCI.
The ranking of the nine countries in this region are: Kazakhstan at 60th, India 88th, Kyrgyzstan 89th, Sri Lanka 93rd, Tajikistan 97th, Iran 100th, Pakistan 107th, Nepal 113th and Bangladesh 123rd.