Bases de données du LEAD
Productivity Capability Index - 105 countries over 1981-2013
Capability Index-105 countries over 1981-2013.xlsx
This database has been constructed in order to provide comparable measures
of productivity capability across countries and over time. Each index oscillates
between 0 and 1.
Sources of data
||1) Number of patent grants per 1 million people
2) Number of publications in scientific and technical journals per 1 million
|World Intellectual Property Organization, World
||3) Fixed broadband Internet subscribers per
4) Telephone fixed-lines per 100 people
5) Mobile cellular subscriptions per 100 people
6) Electric power consumption (kWh per capita)
|World Bank (WDI)
||7) Literacy rate, adult total (% of people
ages 15 and above)
8) Enrolment in tertiary education per 100,000 inhabitants
9) Mean years of schooling of adults
|World Bank (WDI)
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
|Productivity Capability Index
||- Technology Creation Index
- Technology Infrastructure Index
- Human Skill Index
Main data characteristics:
1- With some modifications, we used the method developed by Archibugi and Coco
(2004) in order to construct similar index.
2- All indicators are in non-monetary measures and have been expressed in normalized
values in order to preserve the comparable feature of data across countries
and over time.
Steps to index construction:
1- The missing observations have been filled using the averaged values of nearby
observations. The countries with insufficient data have been excluded.
2- Data have been normalized by the country's population in order to be comparable
with other countries' data.
3- The comparability feature of data has been emphasized using a method limiting
the oscillation of measures between 0 and 1:
(Observed value-Minimum value of observations)/(Maximum value of observations-Minimum
value of observations).
The values for telephone fixed-line and mobile cellular subscriptions, electric
power consumption and enrolment in tertiary education have been used in natural
logarithmic in order to reduce the worthless differences. In this case, the
following formula is applied instead:
(ln(Observed value)-ln(Minimum value of observations))/(ln(Maximum value of
observations)-ln(Minimum value of observations)).
4- The indices have been calculated as the simple average of the component
Archibugi D. and A. Coco (2004), A New Indicator of Technological Capabilities
for Developed and Developing Countries (ArCo). World Development, 32 (4), pp.
On line June 2014.