Knowledge capital stock

In 2017, Belgiumʹs knowledge capital stock stood at 15.5% of gross domestic product. There is no sustainable development goal for the knowledge capital stock.

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Knowledge capital stock - Belgium and international comparison

percentage of gross domestic product

 199520002005201020122015201620172017//19952017//2012
Belgium9.210.411.512.913.815.415.615.52.42.4
Germany12.613.614.815.516.016.216.3------
France14.615.315.316.216.617.217.5------
Netherlands14.214.615.116.016.417.217.4------
//: Average Growth Rates

National Accounts Institute; Eurostat (2018), Balance sheets for non-financial assets [nama_10_nfa_bs] and GDP and main components (output, expenditure and income) [nama_10_gdp], https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 15/10/2018).

UN target: 9.5 - Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities of industrial sectors in all countries, in particular developing countries, including, by 2030, encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers per 1 million people and public and private research and development spending.

UN indicator: the selected indicator does not correspond to a UN indicator, but is related to UN target 9.5.

Sources

  • SDGs, Sustainable Development Goals: United Nations (2015), Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 25 September 2015, document A/RES/70/1.

  • Indicators: United Nations (2017), Work of the Statistical Commission pertaining to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 6 July 2017, document A/RES/71/313.

  • UN Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/ (consulted on 23/10/2018).

  • Sustainable Development Goal indicators website: https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/ (consulted on 23/10/2018).

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