Top 50 Countries in 2011 Global Services Location Index (GSLI)



A.T. Kearney is a global management consulting firm. Every year they publish Global Services Location Index (GSLI) to rank top 50 countries in the most attractive offshoring destinations.

The measures based on 3 main criteria namely Financial Attractiveness, People Skills & Availability and Business Environment.

For 2011 AT Kearney GSLI, the top three slots are still occupied by three Asian countries namely India, China and Malaysia. These countries are at this position since the inception of GSLI in 2003.

Earlier, Malaysia manage to obtain a good rank in “2011 World Bank Top 30 Ease of Doing Business Countries” & “2010 IMD World Most Competitive Countries“.

The table below is top 50 countries according to 2011 Global Services Location Index (GSLI).

Rank Country Financial Attractiveness People Skills & Availability Business Environment Total Score
1 India 3.11 2.76 1.14 7.01
2 China 2.62 2.55 1.31 6.49
3 Malaysia 2.78 1.38 1.83 5.99
4 Egypt 3.10 1.36 1.35 5.81
5 Indonesia 3.24 1.53 1.01 5.78
6 Mexico 2.68 1.60 1.44 5.72
7 Thailand 3.05 1.38 1.29 5.72
8 Vietnam 3.27 1.19 1.24 5.69
9 Philippines 3.18 1.31 1.16 5.65
10 Chile 2.44 1.27 1.82 5.52
11 Estonia 2.31 0.95 2.24 5.51
12 Brazil 2.02 2.07 1.38 5.48
13 Latvia 2.56 0.93 1.96 5.46
14 Lithuania 2.48 0.93 2.02 5.43
15 United Arab Emirates 2.41 0.94 2.05 5.41
16 United Kingdom 0.91 2.26 2.23 5.41
17 Bulgaria 2.82 0.88 1.67 5.37
18 United States 0.45 2.88 2.01 5.35
19 Costa Rica 2.84 0.94 1.56 5.34
20 Russia 2.48 1.79 1.07 5.34
21 Sri Lanka 3.20 0.95 1.11 5.26
22 Jordan 2.97 0.77 1.49 5.23
23 Tunisia 3.05 0.81 1.37 5.23
24 Poland 2.14 1.27 1.81 5.23
25 Romania 2.54 1.03 1.65 5.21
26 Germany 0.76 2.17 2.27 5.20
27 Ghana 3.21 0.69 1.28 5.18
28 Pakistan 3.23 1.16 0.76 5.15
29 Senegal 3.23 0.78 1.11 5.12
30 Argentina 2.45 1.58 1.09 5.12
31 Hungary 2.05 1.24 1.82 5.11
32 Singapore 1.00 1.66 2.40 5.06
33 Jamaica 2.81 0.86 1.34 5.01
34 Panama 2.77 0.72 1.49 4.98
35 Czech Republic 1.81 1.14 2.03 4.98
36 Mauritius 2.41 0.87 1.70 4.98
37 Morocco 2.83 0.87 1.26 4.96
38 Ukraine 2.86 1.07 1.02 4.95
39 Canada 0.56 2.14 2.25 4.95
40 Slovakia 2.33 0.93 1.65 4.91
41 Uruguay 2.42 0.91 1.42 4.75
42 Spain 0.81 2.06 1.88 4.75
43 Colombia 2.34 1.20 1.18 4.72
44 France 0.38 2.12 2.11 4.61
45 South Africa 2.27 0.93 1.37 4.57
46 Australia 0.51 1.80 2.13 4.44
47 Israel 1.45 1.35 1.64 4.44
48 Turkey 1.87 1.29 1.17 4.33
49 Ireland 0.42 1.74 2.08 4.24
50 Portugal 1.21 1.09 1.85 4.15


Kindly refer to A.T. Kearney Global Services Location Index (GSLI) webpage for more information and details report.


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  • matjoe 10th February, 2011, 4:24 pm

    true to the slogan: malaysia boleh!

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