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Latvia is ranked 30th in the Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2013

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUIn the latest edition of the Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2013, Latvia is put on the 30th place among countries of the world. Switzerland is praised as the most competitive country in this regard.

INSEAD Business School of the World and Singapore’s Human Capital Leadership Institute compiled this year’s index following careful evaluation of 103 countries of the world in accordance with 48 indexes based on residents’ talent development and correlation between human capital and their country’s competitiveness.

Latvia has the best results in terms of the proportion of women in different economic and technical sectors. In this regard, Latvia is 1st among all countries evaluated in this index.

Latvia ranks 2nd in terms of environmental protection. Latvia is also high on the list (7th) in regard to its teacher/student relationships.

Latvia is ranked the lowest in regard to its attitude toward migrants – 97th among all other countries. Other problematic areas that reduce Latvia’s competitiveness on a global scale include: state tax policy and the influence is has over the country’s business environment, unemployment of youth and limited inflow of foreign labour force. Latvia is also given a low mark for the fact that it is not safe to remain on the streets at night and the lack of tolerance for minorities.

European countries dominate the first 20 positions of this index. Switzerland is first. Only two countries that are not of the EU are in the TOP 10 – Singapore (2nd) and USA (9th).

TOP 20 of this list includes four more countries that are not part of the European Union: Canada (11th), Australia (15th), New Zealand (17th) and UAE (19th).

Estonia ranks 23rd and Lithuania ranks 39th on this list.

The TOP 10 of the Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2013:






6.The Netherlands;

7.United Kingdom;





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