The Sophistication of Arab Exports: measurements and main tendencies Skip to main content

The Sophistication of Arab Exports: measurements and main tendencies

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E/ESCWA/EDID/2019/WP.12
Issued in: 
2019

The past couple of decades witnessed an increasing interest among countries in issues related to the quality of growth through economic transformation, which can engender both static and dynamic gains.

Generally, economic transformation occurs when an economy structurally moves over time from one that is dominated by activities associated with subsistence and lower productivity to a one that is based on higher and more sophisticated level of economic activities. The objective of this paper is to estimate and analyze the recent trend in the level of sophistication of Arab economies using the appropriate databases and techniques. It will also provide a ranking of Arab economies in terms of sophistication of exports both at regional and global levels.