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IMPLEMENTATION OF A COUNTRY PROFILE

I-Major Features of the Economy under focus:

Size:

The absolute size of the economy.
♣ GDP and GNP both in nominal and PPP terms

Population:

Thesize of the population, its distribution according to gender and age, and its
dependency structure. How educated is the population? Ethnic homogeneity.
♣ Population
♣ Male, female
♣ Populationover 15
♣ Average years of study
♣ Illiteracy rate in the population over 15
♣ Dependency rate
♣ Minority groups as a percent of the total population

Wealth and well-being:

The average incomeand its distribution among the population.
♣ GDP/GNP per capita in absolute in PPP terms
♣ Index of inequality in income distribution (Gini)
♣ Women to men average income ratio
♣ Minorities tooverall population income ratio

Economic structure:

Distribution over major sectors and high/low tech industries. Level of industrial development. Special attention to specific economic sectorsand industries: Agriculture, textile, tourism and oil.
♣ Distribution of production according to major sectors (services, industry and agriculture) and industries.

Openness to world economy:The level on integration into the world merchandised and financial markets. Local participation in international activities and vice versa. Institutional framework. Legislative limitations on trade,movement of capital and foreign exchanges.
♣ Revealed Comparative advantage index
♣ Exports (goods, services) value
♣ Imports (goods, services) value
♣ Foreign trade to GDP ratio
♣ Intra-industrytrade indexes (total and by main partner countries)
♣ Number of foreign-based multinationals in the economy
♣ Bilateral and multilateral economic agreements
♣ Foreign investors’ establishmentrights

Labor market:

Labor force size and quality. Technical skills, productivity and human capital. Average wage and unit of labor cost. Labor force distribution according to age and gender and...
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