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LAGI 2006: Methodology & Sources

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METHODOLOGY

We gave a score of 0,1 for each percent. For example, 4.5% resulted in a score of 0,45. Each of the six categories was weighed equally.

SOURCES

Exports of goods and services as % of GDP 
All figures by World Bank World Development Indicators 2006 except for Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Uruguay and Venezuela, where we used trade figures from the World Bank Data at-a-Glance country data and GDP figures from IMF World Economic Outlook, September 2006.

Imports of goods and services as % of GDP 
All figures by World Bank World Development Indicators 2006 except for Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Uruguay and Venezuela, where we used trade figures from the World Bank Data at-a-Glance country data and GDP figures from IMF World Economic Outlook, September 2006.

FDI as % of GDP 
All FDI data from Foreign Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean 2005, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, April 2006 except for Haiti, whcih came from 2006 World Investment Report, UNCTAD, October 2006. 
GDP Figures from IMF World Economic Outlook, September 2006.

Tourism receipts as % of GDP 
All data on tourism receipts from World Tourism Barometer, June 2006, World Torism Organisation, except in case of Haiti, where source was World Tourism & Travel Council.
GDP Figures from IMF World Economic Outlook, September 2006.

Remittances as % of GDP 
Remittance figures from the Inter-American Development Bank, MIF, Migrant Remittances 
GDP Figures from IMF World Economic Outlook, September 2006.

Internet penetration in 2005
All figures from the International Telecommunications Union except for Chile and Nicaragua, which came from Camara de Comercio de Santiago and http://www.internetworldstats.com respectively.

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