Technological Achievement Index

Technology Achievement Index is used to compute how well a country is generating diffusing technology structuring a human skill base.
Created On: Jul 25, 2014 16:02 IST

Technology Achievement Index is used by United Nations Development Programme to compute how well a country is generating & diffusing technology & structuring a human skill base, reflecting capability to partake in the technological improvements of the network age.

The Technology Achievement Index focuses on 4 dimensions of technological capacity:

• Creation of technology
• Diffusion of recent innovations
• Diffusion of old innovations
• Human skills

Technology creation

Technology Creation is computed by the number of patents approved to inhabitants per capita & by receipts of license fees and royalties from abroad per capita. 

Diffusion of recent innovations

Diffusion of recent innovations is computed by the number of Internet hosts per capita & share of high -technology & medium - technology exports in the total goods exports.

Diffusion of old innovations

It is measured by electricity consumption per capita & telephones per capita

Human skills

It is measured by mean years of schooling in the population (aged 15 and older) & gross tertiary science enrolment ratio.

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