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LAGI 2007: 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 2007 except for Chile, where we used trade figures from the Chile's Central Bank and GDP figures from IMF World Economic Outlook, October 2007.

Imports of goods and services as % of GDP 
All figures by World Bank World Development Indicators 2007 except for Chile, where we used trade figures from the Chile's Central Bank and GDP figures from IMF World Economic Outlook, October 2007.

FDI as % of GDP 
All FDI data from Foreign Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean 2006, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, May 2007. GDP figures from IMF World Economic Outlook, October 2007.

Tourism receipts as % of GDP 
All data on tourism receipts from World Tourism Barometer, June 2007, World Torism Organisation. GDP figures from IMF World Economic Outlook, October 2007.

Remittances as % of GDP 
Remittance figures from the Inter-American Development Bank, Multilateral Investment Fund. GDP figures from IMF World Economic Outlook, October 2007.

Internet penetration in 2005
All figures from the International Telecommunications Union except for Chile, which came from Camara de Comercio de Santiago. 

 

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