The GTCI is a composite index, relying on a simple but robust Input-Output model, composed of
six pillars, four on the Input side and two on the Output side. The GTCI generates three main
indices that are the most visible focus for analysis, namely:
1. The talent competitiveness Input sub-index, which is composed of four pillars describing the
policies, resources, and efforts that a particular country can harness to foster its talent
competitiveness. Enable (Pillar 1) reflects the extent to which the regulatory, market, and business
environments create a favourable climate for talent to develop and thrive. The other three pillars
describe the three levers of talent competitiveness, which focus respectively on what countries are
doing to Attract (Pillar 2), Grow (Pillar 3), and Retain (Pillar 4) talent. The Input sub-index is the
simple arithmetic average of the scores registered on these four pillars.
2. The talent competitiveness Output sub-index, which aims to describe and measure the quality of
talent in a country that results from the above policies, resources, and efforts. It is composed of two
pillars, describing the current situation of a particular country in terms of Vocational and Technical
Skills (Pillar 5) and Global Knowledge Skills (Pillar 6). The Output sub-index is the simple
arithmetic average of the scores obtained on these two pillars.
3. The Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI), which is computed as the simple arithmetic
average of the scores registered on each of the six pillars described above.
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