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Israel Global Competitiveness Report Analysis Gcr 2013

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Israel Global Competitiveness Report Analysis GCR 2013
Israel dropped one place, from 26th to 27th this year.

The meager business sector in Israel is high-tech industrial sector. This innovation business combined with the presence the best research institutions on the world. Supported by the government’s public procurement policies. Give Israel high rank

Israel have varies industries. Like high-technology products, metal products “diamond”, electronic and biomedical equipment, agricultural products, processed foods, chemicals, and transport equipment.

Science and technology in Israel is one of the country's most highly developed and industrialized . Israel are the 1st of the world for expenses at R&D “Research and Development “, as percent of GDP Gross domestic product. The research institutes are not only supports business. This lead to get the 6th place of patents on the world, and 4th according to PCT patents applications per million populations. Many of international company invest in R&N in Israel. For examples Intel, Microsoft, Cisco, Motorola, and more than 20 high-tech companies on the world have institutes in Israel. Most of these institutes was the first one out of their original countries. Macroeconomic is a meager key on business development. Israelis success on increasing budgetary discipline with a view to reducing debt levels. This will help the country maintaining stability and support economic growth going into the future.

Israel investing and facilitate the investment in infrastructure sector, such as: • Energy. Israel an importer for energy. The transportation sector relies mainly on gasoline and diesel fuel, while the majority of electricity production is generated

using imported coal. Sine 2000s. Natural gas discovered. It will be used for electrical production, small amount to be exported. Renewable energy, like solar energy coming very fast market. To be used commercially. Government regulations facilitating process. • • Water Infrastructure, on 2004 they have 31 Desalination Plants in different technology. Communication Infrastructure, 3.2 million telephone lines, 9.9 million mobile phone, 1.4 million multi channels TV ,1.3 million People connected to DSL or Cable Internet connection and 4.5 million people connected to internet . • Transportation in Israel is based mainly on private motor vehicles and bus service and an expanding railway network. Demands of population growth, political factors, the Israel Defense Forces, tourism and increased traffic set the pace. All facets of transportation in Israel are under the supervision of the Ministry of Transport and Road Safety., Government investment in transportation infrastructure at the end of the 1990s was about $700 million, about 1% of the GNP. by the end of 2004 it was doubled and surpassed the $2 billion mark

Health sector start working early, before the state itself. By small nursing school. Pass by many political changes in 1948, 1967 and 1994 Israel has a system of universal health care run by private corporations, while all citizens are entitled to the same Uniform Benefit Package. All Israeli citizens are required to have membership in one of four privately owned Health Maintenance Organizations, which are heavily regulated by the government and subsidized by taxpayer funds. Poor educational quality, particularly in math and science could undermine Israel's innovation-driven competitiveness strategy over the longer term. Israeli education primary school quality , ranked 71 of 144. Many tests had been done to compare education quality with western country and found huge difference. Especially in math and since. Government studies the problem. And says “ it’s not a problem of budget. It’s a problem of educational hour and a presence of different human race, Jewish Haired, Arabs and bedwens.

Israel dropped one place, from 26th to 27th, in the annual competitiveness ranking among the world's economies issued by the World Economic Forum on September 2013. However, the country ranked 3rd for innovation, benefiting in part from the high level of research and development here. Ranking a country’s competitiveness according to factors such as the quality of its infrastructure and its ability to foster innovation. Among other measures by which Israel scored well this year are its number of patents (sixth place), and its eighth place ranking in access to capital. On the negative side, the Forum said Israel needed to invest more in education, particularly in math and science, without which the country's long-term competitiveness could be hurt. The cost of doing business also high, the report said, with Israel ranked 83rd. But the report authors attributed that to the fragile

security situation here, although it said the country's macroeconomic situation, in 72nd, could also use improvement.

Reported by Eng. Ahmad Iweinah

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