Vietnam slips in global talent competitive index hinh anh 1A worker in a factory in Vietnam (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – Vietnam ranked 96th out of 132 countries and territories in the 2020 Global Talent Competitive Index (GTCI), dropping five places compared to the previous year.

According to the rankings, the gap between Vietnam and those with high income in digital skills, especially artificial intelligence (AI), has grown significantly.

Grouped in the Eastern/South-Eastern Asia & Oceania, Vietnam was ranked 59th in Global Knowledge (GK) Skills, up 10 places from 2019.

Meanwhile, the country fell to the 105th spot from last year’s 91st in Attract, and stood at the 117th place in Vocational and Training (VT) Skills.

The 2020 GTCI report introduces a new variable named “Technology Adoption” in “Enable”, which provides a measure of how countries use and invest in new technologies, including AI.

The report, published by the Business School for the World (INSEAD), in partnership with the Adecco Group and Google, is a comprehensive annual benchmarking measuring how countries and cities grow, attract and retain talent, providing a unique resource for decision-makers to understand the global talent competitiveness picture and develop strategies for boosting their competitiveness.

It measures levels of Global Talent Competitiveness by looking at 70 variables. The 2020 index covers 132 national economies and 155 cities (respectively 125 and 114 in 2019) across all groups of income and levels of development./.