Global Engineering Capability Review


This report summarises the key findings of the Engineering Capability Review research programme, developed by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) with support from the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Lloyd’s Register Foundation.

The findings are based on an extensive literature review and a comprehensive interview programme conducted by The EIU between June and October 2019. In total, more than 30 representatives from engineering associations, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), the private sector and academia were interviewed. [99]

The EIU bears sole responsibility for the content of this report. The findings and views expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the views of the partners and experts.

The report was produced by a team of EIU researchers, writers, editors and graphic designers, including:

Antonia Kerle – Project Manager

Umberto Marengo – Modelling Lead

Mrigansh Jain – Quantitative Analyst

Sarthak Grover – Analyst

Henry Peck – Contributing Author

Conor Griffin – Project Adviser

Mike Jakeman – Editor

Marcus Krackowizer – Data Tool Developer

Gareth Owen – Data Visualisation Developer

David Andrassy – Graphic Designer

Peter Ouvrey – Sub-editor

Emma Ruckley – Sub-editor

Engineering X provided expert guidance on the research and development of the report, including:

Professor Peter Goodhew CBE FREng, Chair of the Engineering skills where they are most needed programme board

Dr Tim Slingsby, Director Skills and Education Lloyd’s Register Foundation

Elaine Roberts Chief Marketing Officer, Lloyd’s Register

Dr Rhys Morgan, Director of Education, Royal Academy of Engineering

Wahidullah Azizi, Programme Officer, Engineering skills where they are most needed, Royal Academy of Engineering

Shaarad Sharma, Senior Manager, International Engineering Partnerships, Royal Academy of Engineering

We also wish to acknowledge the guidance and advice received from our Technical Advisory Group, including:

Dr Graham Mark Harrison, World Bank Group

Dr Matthew L. Wallace, International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

Dr Allyson Lawless FREng

Professor Tariq Salim Durrani OBE FREng FRSE

We would also like to thank the panel of international experts drawn from both the Royal Academy’s Fellowship base and other external organisations for contributing their time and expertise to the development of this report and corresponding research programme.

For any enquiries about the report, please contact:

Antonia Kerle

The Economist Intelligence Unit,

London, United Kingdom


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