Time: September 23, 2018
Saudi Gazette report
United Nations, New York — Saudi Arabia came first in global ranking for the most trained teachers in primary and secondary education in Global Knowledge Index (GKI).
The latest Global Knowledge Index, which tracks the status of knowledge in 131 countries around the globe, was presented at a high-level event organized by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Regional Bureau for Arab States (RBAS).
The event presented the extensive and successful work of UNDP/RBAS on knowledge and data and focused on the importance of knowledge in the development of nations, as well as its capabilities and impact across wide-ranging sectors, from education to economy, from technology to productive capacities.
The GKI is the only index that measures knowledge at the global level using a systematic approach, built on solid conceptual and methodological principles.
The landmark event was a celebration of this success with an eye on the future and the targets of sustainable development set for the year 2030.
Countries aiming for maximum impact must consider that any development plan, strategy and framework should be grounded in knowledge and evidence-based decision-making. This was highlighted throughout the event, the UNDP considers knowledge as a strong ally in achieving the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for the Sustainable Development Goals.