FDI and technology transfer

scale 1-7, 2007–2016

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    2007 Ranking
    1. Ireland 6.38
    2. Singapore 6.35
    3. Slovakia 6.01
    4. Indonesia 5.92
    5. Malaysia 5.89
    6. Qatar 5.76
    7. Costa Rica 5.75
    8. Malta 5.70
    9. Czech Republic 5.69
    10. Estonia 5.60
    11. Israel 5.59
    12. Hungary 5.59
    13. United Arab Emirates 5.59
    14. Luxembourg 5.56
    15. Canada 5.54
    16. Hong Kong 5.50
    17. Puerto Rico 5.49
    18. United Kingdom 5.48
    19. Australia 5.43
    20. Serbia 5.40
    21. Trinidad and Tobago 5.37
    22. Kenya 5.34
    23. Portugal 5.34
    24. South Africa 5.32
    25. Belgium 5.29
    26. Thailand 5.28
    27. India 5.28
    28. Panama 5.27
    29. Chile 5.26
    30. Netherlands 5.26
    31. Tunisia 5.25
    32. Spain 5.25
    33. Bahrain 5.24
    34. United States 5.24
    35. Romania 5.22
    36. New Zealand 5.21
    37. Switzerland 5.21
    38. South Korea 5.20
    39. Guatemala 5.19
    40. Mexico 5.19
    41. Uganda 5.17
    42. Tanzania 5.17
    43. Sweden 5.15
    44. Dominican Republic 5.14
    45. Nigeria 5.13
    46. Brazil 5.12
    47. Morocco 5.11
    48. Egypt 5.10
    49. Denmark 5.09
    50. Peru 5.09
    51. Honduras 5.09
    52. Vietnam 5.09
    53. Jamaica 5.08
    54. Sri Lanka 5.08
    55. Zambia 5.05
    56. Philippines 5.03
    57. Japan 5.03
    58. Jordan 5.02
    59. Norway 5.02
    60. Pakistan 5.01
    61. Latvia 4.97
    62. Mauritania 4.96
    63. Austria 4.95
    64. Colombia 4.94
    65. Germany 4.92
    66. Mauritius 4.90
    67. France 4.88
    68. Gambia 4.88
    69. Uruguay 4.87
    70. Azerbaijan 4.87
    71. Turkey 4.82
    72. Finland 4.78
    73. Barbados 4.78
    74. Saudi Arabia 4.75
    75. Namibia 4.73
    76. Mozambique 4.68
    77. Ethiopia 4.68
    78. Mali 4.66
    79. Poland 4.64
    80. Cyprus 4.63
    81. Armenia 4.63
    82. Nepal 4.60
    83. Lithuania 4.60
    84. Madagascar 4.60
    85. Burkina Faso 4.58
    86. El Salvador 4.57
    87. Senegal 4.57
    88. China 4.55
    89. Cameroon 4.54
    90. Cambodia 4.51
    91. Georgia 4.50
    92. Botswana 4.49
    93. Montenegro 4.47
    94. Albania 4.47
    95. Iceland 4.47
    96. Bulgaria 4.44
    97. Greece 4.40
    98. Italy 4.39
    99. Kazakhstan 4.39
    100. Argentina 4.38
    101. Guyana 4.31
    102. Bangladesh 4.30
    103. Ukraine 4.23
    104. Bolivia 4.22
    105. Syria 4.22
    106. Tajikistan 4.21
    107. Venezuela 4.20
    108. Nicaragua 4.20
    109. Oman 4.18
    110. Benin 4.17
    111. Croatia 4.12
    112. Russia 4.12
    113. Timor Leste 4.11
    114. Kuwait 4.09
    115. Algeria 4.09
    116. Mongolia 4.02
    117. Ecuador 4.02
    118. Slovenia 4.00
    119. Chad 3.95
    120. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 3.93
    121. Kyrgyzstan 3.80
    122. Lesotho 3.78
    123. Bosnia and Herzegovina 3.69
    124. Libya 3.66
    125. Paraguay 3.63
    126. Burundi 3.48
    127. Zimbabwe 3.41
    2016 Ranking
    1. Ireland 6.31
    2. Singapore 5.92
    3. United Arab Emirates 5.67
    4. Luxembourg 5.67
    5. Panama 5.55
    6. Israel 5.45
    7. Qatar 5.44
    8. Malaysia 5.39
    9. Switzerland 5.35
    10. Belgium 5.32
    11. Netherlands 5.29
    12. Hong Kong 5.28
    13. United Kingdom 5.28
    14. Norway 5.27
    15. Slovakia 5.26
    16. Costa Rica 5.18
    17. Germany 5.15
    18. Chile 5.15
    19. Portugal 5.14
    20. Canada 5.13
    21. Malta 5.13
    22. Mexico 5.07
    23. Czech Republic 5.06
    24. Lithuania 5.06
    25. United States 5.05
    26. Sweden 5.01
    27. Spain 5.00
    28. France 4.96
    29. Uruguay 4.93
    30. New Zealand 4.93
    31. Denmark 4.91
    32. Japan 4.88
    33. Bahrain 4.87
    34. Barbados 4.87
    35. Saudi Arabia 4.81
    36. Rwanda 4.81
    37. Azerbaijan 4.78
    38. Australia 4.76
    39. Estonia 4.75
    40. Dominican Republic 4.73
    41. Albania 4.73
    42. Thailand 4.73
    43. Bulgaria 4.70
    44. Peru 4.69
    45. Austria 4.65
    46. Jordan 4.65
    47. Kenya 4.64
    48. Poland 4.64
    49. Indonesia 4.62
    50. South Africa 4.59
    51. Honduras 4.59
    52. Cambodia 4.58
    53. India 4.57
    54. South Korea 4.56
    55. Guatemala 4.56
    56. Finland 4.56
    57. Morocco 4.55
    58. China 4.55
    59. Ivory Coast 4.52
    60. Mauritius 4.52
    61. Philippines 4.50
    62. Brazil 4.46
    63. Turkey 4.46
    64. Cape Verde 4.44
    65. Latvia 4.43
    66. Jamaica 4.43
    67. Hungary 4.41
    68. Romania 4.41
    69. Colombia 4.38
    70. Egypt 4.37
    71. Namibia 4.36
    72. Nigeria 4.32
    73. Montenegro 4.30
    74. Uganda 4.28
    75. Zambia 4.28
    76. Sri Lanka 4.27
    77. Armenia 4.27
    78. Trinidad and Tobago 4.24
    79. Ghana 4.23
    80. Tunisia 4.23
    81. Iceland 4.22
    82. Vietnam 4.20
    83. Iran 4.16
    84. Oman 4.13
    85. Pakistan 4.12
    86. Nicaragua 4.09
    87. Cyprus 4.09
    88. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 4.08
    89. Laos 4.05
    90. Paraguay 4.05
    91. Gambia 4.04
    92. Botswana 4.03
    93. Mongolia 4.01
    94. Kazakhstan 4.00
    95. Tanzania 3.99
    96. Georgia 3.98
    97. Tajikistan 3.97
    98. Slovenia 3.96
    99. Moldova 3.93
    100. Mozambique 3.92
    101. Ethiopia 3.90
    102. Senegal 3.89
    103. Greece 3.88
    104. Italy 3.86
    105. Mali 3.82
    106. El Salvador 3.79
    107. Madagascar 3.77
    108. Serbia 3.74
    109. Brunei 3.68
    110. Russia 3.67
    111. Bangladesh 3.67
    112. Gabon 3.67
    113. Croatia 3.66
    114. Ukraine 3.65
    115. Kuwait 3.62
    116. Cameroon 3.61
    117. Ecuador 3.60
    118. Bhutan 3.59
    119. Liberia 3.56
    120. Algeria 3.55
    121. Bosnia and Herzegovina 3.51
    122. Lebanon 3.51
    123. Congo (Kinshasa) 3.48
    124. Sierra Leone 3.45
    125. Bolivia 3.45
    126. Benin 3.32
    127. Kyrgyzstan 3.32
    128. Lesotho 3.29
    129. Malawi 3.26
    130. Nepal 3.23
    131. Burundi 3.19
    132. Argentina 3.08
    133. Zimbabwe 2.82
    134. Yemen 2.80
    135. Chad 2.78
    136. Venezuela 2.48
    137. Mauritania 2.36

    Technology is understood as a broad concept covering not only products such as machinery, equipment, and material, but also processes and organization methods, all linked by the common factor of enhancing efficiency in production. In addition, technology adoption contributes to a conducive innovation ecosystem. The extent to which foreign direct investment (FDI) brings new technology is measured from 1, not at all, to 7, a great extent.

    Source: World Economic Forum