22-Mar-19, Global Demographics 

Deciding which countries to invest in is an important decision, and there are certain relationships that tend to identify those that are more likely to be successful at the macro level.

In countries where more than 50 percent of the workforce have upper secondary education there is a strong positive relationship between fixed capital investment and productivity. Countries with an education profile below the defined level do not get the same benefit.

Education vs GDP (c) Global Demographics Ltd

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There are seven counties that are well educated, have low fixed capital per worker but are investing above average in fixed capital and hence would appear to offer a good opportunity:

  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Estonia
  • Georgia
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Romania

Conversely there are eight countries with a good standard of education but potentially are not investing enough to fully leverage it in future:

  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Mauritius
  • Poland
  • South Africa
  • Ukraine


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