Country capacity to retain talent

scale 1-7, 2013–2017

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    2013 Ranking
    1. Qatar 5.97
    2. Finland 5.83
    3. Switzerland 5.82
    4. United States 5.68
    5. Norway 5.62
    6. United Arab Emirates 5.51
    7. Hong Kong 5.39
    8. Singapore 5.14
    9. Sweden 5.09
    10. Germany 5.09
    11. Luxembourg 5.06
    12. Chile 5.04
    13. United Kingdom 5.01
    14. Netherlands 4.84
    15. Costa Rica 4.82
    16. Oman 4.82
    17. Brunei 4.74
    18. Saudi Arabia 4.64
    19. Canada 4.64
    20. Malaysia 4.63
    21. Panama 4.61
    22. Bahrain 4.60
    23. Austria 4.54
    24. Iceland 4.44
    25. South Korea 4.42
    26. Belgium 4.38
    27. Thailand 4.33
    28. Rwanda 4.32
    29. Japan 4.31
    30. Barbados 4.30
    31. China 4.28
    32. Malta 4.20
    33. Cyprus 4.19
    34. Laos 4.18
    35. Bhutan 4.16
    36. Guyana 4.16
    37. Australia 4.11
    38. Brazil 4.11
    39. Indonesia 4.07
    40. Ireland 4.05
    41. Ecuador 4.04
    42. Peru 3.98
    43. Denmark 3.96
    44. Cambodia 3.95
    45. Bolivia 3.93
    46. Guatemala 3.92
    47. Kenya 3.92
    48. Israel 3.83
    49. India 3.78
    50. South Africa 3.77
    51. Ghana 3.68
    52. Jordan 3.66
    53. Morocco 3.62
    54. Botswana 3.60
    55. Mexico 3.58
    56. France 3.57
    57. Timor Leste 3.56
    58. Cape Verde 3.56
    59. Albania 3.54
    60. Mali 3.54
    61. Zambia 3.53
    62. Colombia 3.50
    63. Azerbaijan 3.50
    64. Montenegro 3.49
    65. Kuwait 3.47
    66. Angola 3.47
    67. El Salvador 3.47
    68. Senegal 3.47
    69. Namibia 3.46
    70. Philippines 3.43
    71. Dominican Republic 3.42
    72. Trinidad and Tobago 3.40
    73. Tunisia 3.38
    74. Malawi 3.31
    75. Tanzania 3.29
    76. Uruguay 3.29
    77. Turkey 3.27
    78. New Zealand 3.27
    79. Kazakhstan 3.27
    80. Nicaragua 3.26
    81. Mozambique 3.23
    82. Gambia 3.23
    83. Argentina 3.22
    84. Seychelles 3.20
    85. Greece 3.15
    86. Libya 3.14
    87. Ivory Coast 3.14
    88. Liberia 3.14
    89. Paraguay 3.13
    90. Gabon 3.08
    91. Mauritius 3.08
    92. Georgia 3.08
    93. Lesotho 3.08
    94. Vietnam 3.03
    95. Madagascar 3.01
    96. Estonia 3.00
    97. Latvia 3.00
    98. Zimbabwe 2.99
    99. Jamaica 2.97
    100. Suriname 2.95
    101. Nigeria 2.94
    102. Sri Lanka 2.93
    103. Puerto Rico 2.92
    104. Pakistan 2.90
    105. Cameroon 2.88
    106. Slovenia 2.87
    107. Spain 2.86
    108. Czech Republic 2.83
    109. Guinea 2.81
    110. Portugal 2.81
    111. Russia 2.79
    112. Ethiopia 2.76
    113. Sierra Leone 2.72
    114. Lebanon 2.68
    115. Uganda 2.67
    116. Italy 2.66
    117. Mongolia 2.66
    118. Poland 2.65
    119. Burkina Faso 2.63
    120. Armenia 2.62
    121. Honduras 2.58
    122. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 2.56
    123. Bangladesh 2.56
    124. Swaziland 2.56
    125. Hungary 2.55
    126. Lithuania 2.53
    127. Benin 2.51
    128. Nepal 2.48
    129. Slovakia 2.39
    130. Iran 2.34
    131. Haiti 2.33
    132. Egypt 2.30
    133. Croatia 2.27
    134. Chad 2.24
    135. Mauritania 2.13
    136. Algeria 2.08
    137. Romania 2.08
    138. Yemen 2.08
    139. Ukraine 2.01
    140. Burundi 1.94
    141. Bulgaria 1.93
    142. Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.92
    143. Kyrgyzstan 1.92
    144. Moldova 1.88
    145. Serbia 1.84
    146. Venezuela 1.81
    147. Burma (Myanmar) 1.69
    2017 Ranking
    1. Switzerland 5.96
    2. United Arab Emirates 5.85
    3. United States 5.74
    4. Norway 5.46
    5. Singapore 5.46
    6. United Kingdom 5.34
    7. Netherlands 5.25
    8. Luxembourg 5.19
    9. Qatar 5.17
    10. Hong Kong 5.15
    11. Finland 5.10
    12. Malaysia 5.09
    13. Germany 5.07
    14. Chile 5.02
    15. Canada 5.00
    16. Iceland 4.98
    17. Sweden 4.94
    18. Rwanda 4.90
    19. Israel 4.76
    20. Denmark 4.67
    21. Ireland 4.66
    22. New Zealand 4.63
    23. Australia 4.62
    24. India 4.59
    25. Costa Rica 4.55
    26. Azerbaijan 4.54
    27. Saudi Arabia 4.53
    28. Panama 4.51
    29. South Korea 4.46
    30. Malta 4.46
    31. Bahrain 4.43
    32. Indonesia 4.34
    33. Belgium 4.33
    34. China 4.33
    35. Austria 4.32
    36. Oman 4.17
    37. Bhutan 4.08
    38. Kenya 3.98
    39. Gambia 3.97
    40. Thailand 3.97
    41. Laos 3.92
    42. Ghana 3.91
    43. Japan 3.91
    44. Guatemala 3.90
    45. Tajikistan 3.88
    46. Brazil 3.78
    47. Argentina 3.74
    48. Mauritius 3.72
    49. Cambodia 3.69
    50. Czech Republic 3.69
    51. Peru 3.68
    52. Namibia 3.68
    53. Brunei 3.67
    54. Cyprus 3.66
    55. Botswana 3.66
    56. Philippines 3.60
    57. Pakistan 3.56
    58. Russia 3.53
    59. Vietnam 3.51
    60. Mexico 3.50
    61. Portugal 3.50
    62. Trinidad and Tobago 3.49
    63. Colombia 3.47
    64. Paraguay 3.44
    65. Sri Lanka 3.43
    66. Jordan 3.42
    67. Liberia 3.42
    68. Estonia 3.42
    69. Nigeria 3.39
    70. Ethiopia 3.37
    71. Honduras 3.36
    72. Cape Verde 3.34
    73. France 3.27
    74. Tanzania 3.27
    75. Lesotho 3.27
    76. Spain 3.27
    77. Zambia 3.25
    78. South Africa 3.25
    79. Kazakhstan 3.24
    80. Seychelles 3.23
    81. Malawi 3.23
    82. Turkey 3.23
    83. Uruguay 3.22
    84. Bangladesh 3.21
    85. Kuwait 3.20
    86. Swaziland 3.18
    87. Senegal 3.18
    88. Poland 3.17
    89. Morocco 3.16
    90. Jamaica 3.14
    91. Mozambique 3.13
    92. Slovenia 3.12
    93. Mali 3.11
    94. Ecuador 3.07
    95. Armenia 3.05
    96. Nicaragua 3.05
    97. Dominican Republic 3.04
    98. Georgia 3.02
    99. Montenegro 2.99
    100. Uganda 2.98
    101. Sierra Leone 2.97
    102. Egypt 2.95
    103. Iran 2.93
    104. Lebanon 2.89
    105. Italy 2.87
    106. Madagascar 2.83
    107. Congo (Kinshasa) 2.78
    108. Lithuania 2.73
    109. Chad 2.69
    110. Tunisia 2.69
    111. Nepal 2.67
    112. Mauritania 2.64
    113. Guinea 2.63
    114. Cameroon 2.61
    115. Albania 2.60
    116. El Salvador 2.54
    117. Latvia 2.54
    118. Bulgaria 2.52
    119. Burundi 2.50
    120. Greece 2.48
    121. Kyrgyzstan 2.48
    122. Algeria 2.46
    123. Zimbabwe 2.45
    124. Slovakia 2.45
    125. Hungary 2.43
    126. Mongolia 2.42
    127. Benin 2.24
    128. Ukraine 2.19
    129. Yemen 2.12
    130. Croatia 2.08
    131. Romania 2.01
    132. Moldova 1.91
    133. Serbia 1.84
    134. Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.80
    135. Haiti 1.78
    136. Venezuela 1.63

    This index represents the average score from 1-7 given by a large sample group in a particular country in response to the following question: “Does your country retain talented people?” (1 = the best and brightest leave to pursue opportunities in other countries, 7 = the best and brightest stay and pursue opportunities in the country).

    Source: World Economic Forum