The information produced by the SCO

The information produced by the SCO is organised around three major types of sustainable competitiveness factors: vulnerabilities, attractiveness and price competitiveness.

All three condition performances in general and those related to exports in particular. The ambition underpinning the SCO's work is to make available to the community a battery of indicators that cover, in these areas, as many as possible of the 54 countries comprising all of continental Africa and that characterise the aptitude of each of them to integrate into the world economy. The SCO choses not to propose an aggregation formula and as a matter of consequence a global synthetic index of sustainable competitiveness. However, a weighting is adopted for the items comprising each of the three pillars mentioned above.

Sustainable competitiveness observatory

Scientific methods

  • Individual and composite indexes;
  • Aggregation by different weighting systems;
  • Comparisons of performance scores based on an international benchmarking of African countries.

Overall methodology

The OCD is structured around three pillars or thematic axes of interacting variables characterizing the capacity of each of the African economies to integrate into the world economy...