Partner Institutes

We would like to express our appreciation to our network of Partner Institutes who supply data from national source, help distribute survey questionnaires to business executives in their countries and inform local media on the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook results.

Africa/Middle East - Partner Institutes


The Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce, Tel-Aviv

Contact Persons:
Israela Many, Deputy Managing Director of Economy and Tax
Aviad Toub,  Economist


Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, Jordan National Competitiveness Team

Contact Persons:
Dr. Mukhallad Omari
Orouba Al Sabbagh
Mona Al Kayed
Mais Khalaileh


Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics, Department of Environmental and Economic Development Planning, Doha

Contact Persons:
Dr. Issa Ibrahim, Economic Expert
Ms. Hissa AL-Assiry, Economic Researcher (Project Manager)

South Africa

Productivity SA, Midrand

Contact Persons:
Mr. Mothunye, Mothiba , CEO
Mr. Sello Mosai, Executive Manager, Knowledge Management, Value Chain Competitiveness Department
Ms. Juliet Mashabela, Economist, Value Chain Competitiveness Department

America - Partner Institutes


Economic Development and Institutions Research Program, Faculty of Economic Science, Catholic University of Argentina, Buenos Aires

Contact Persons:
Dr. Alicia Caballero, Dean
Dr. Marcelo F. Resico, Senior Economist
Mr. Facundo Ulivarri, Research Assistant


Fundaçao Dom Cabral

Contact Persons:
Carlos Arruda, Professor and Director FDC Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center
Ana Burcharth, Associate Professor
Fernanda Bedê, Research Assistant


Intifin Group

Contact Persons:
Mr. Brett Berman, Managing Director


Universidad de Chile, Facultad de Economía y Negocios

Contact Persons:
Dr. Enrique Manzur, Vice President
Dr. Sergio Olavarrieta, Vice Dean
Mr. Pedro Hidalgo, Associate Professor


National Planning Department, Bogota

Contact Persons:
Andrés Trejos, Director of Enterprise Development
Sara Patricia Rivera, Research Analyst
Adriana Quiñones, Project Manager


Strategic Studies Center for Competitiveness, Saltillo

Contact Persons:
M.C. Carlos Maroto Cabrera, General Director
M.S. Carlos Maroto Espinosa, Project & Relationship Manager


CENTRUM Católica Graduate Business School, Lima

Contact Persons:
Mr. Fernando D'Alessio, General Director
Mr. Luis Del Carpio, Studies Center of Competitiveness Director


National Council to Investment Promotion (CONAPRI)

Contact Persons:
Mr. Eduardo Porcarelli, Executive Director
Ms. Litsay Guerrero A, Economic Affairs & Investor Services Manager

Asia/Pacific - Partner Institutes


CEDA - Committee for Economic Development of Australia, Melbourne

Contact Persons:
Professor the Hon. Stephen Martin, Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Roxanne Punton, Director, External Affairs
Ms. Sarah-Jane Derby, Senior Economist


China Institute for Development Planning, Tsinghua University

Contact Persons:
Prof. Yongheng Yang, Associate Dean (School of Public Policy & Management)
Prof. Youqiang Wang, Executive Director
Dr. Fangtao Liu, Research Fellow
Ms. Zi Ding, PhD Candidate
Mr. Pu Gong, PhD Candidate
Mr. Dong Guo, PhD Candidate

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Trade Development Council

Contact Persons:
Mr. Daniel Poon, Principal Economist (Global Research)
Ms. Wenda Ma, Economist


National Productivity Council, New Delhi

Contact Persons:
Dr.K.P.Sunny, Group Head (Economic Services), Project Director
Mr.Rajesh SundDeputy, Director (Economic Services), Project Associate


Institute of Management, Faculty of Economics, University of Indonesia, Jakarta

Contact Persons:
Dr Willem Makaliwe, Associate Director of Research & Consulting
Mr Bayuadi Wibowo, Group Head of Research Division


NuPMK Consulting, Jakarta

Contact Persons:
Ms Tini Moeis, Managing Director
Mr Kiki Lekir Daud, Principal Partner
Ms Devi Hamdani, Client Relation Manager


Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc., Tokyo, Research Center for Policy and Economy

Contact Persons:
Mr. Hirotsugu Sakai, Research Director


Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP)

Contact Persons:
Dr. Heungchong Kim, Senior Research Fellow
Ms. Nayoun Park, Researcher


Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC), Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Contact Persons:
Dato' Mohd Razali Hussain, Director General
Dato' Abdul Latif Abu Seman, Deputy Director General
Datin Zainon Bakar, Director Productivity & Competitiveness Development


Economic Policy and Competitiveness Research Center, Ulaanbaatar

Contact Persons:
Mr.Boldbaatar Tserenpuntsag -Founder
Mr.Tsagaan Puntsag -Founder
Ms.Lakshmi Boojoo -Director General
Ms.Odonchimeg Ikhbayar -Head of Research/Manager
Mr.Ganbat Chuluun -Research Economist
Ms.Tungalag Erdenebat-Research Economist
Ms.Yesunchuluu Khuderchuluu-Research Economist
Mr.Otgon-Erdene Khandaa-Research Economist
Mr.Bilegsaikhan Tumursukh-Research Economist


Asian Institute of Management Rizalino S. Navarro Policy Center for Competitiveness, Makati City

Contact Persons:
Jamil Paolo S. Francisco, PhD, Executive Director
Ivyrose S. Baysic, Assistant Director
Emmanuel M. Garcia, Economist
Jean Rebecca D. Labios, Program Coordinator


Singapore Business Federation

Contact Persons:
Ms. Cheryl Kong, Assistant Executive Director


National Development Council, Taipei

Contact Persons:
Ms. Kao, Shienquey, Deputy Minister
Ms. Wu, Ming Huei, Director of Economic Development Department
Ms. Lee, Cho-Jin, Senior Economist


Thailand Management Association (TMA), Bangkok

Contact Persons:
Ms. Wanweera Rachdawong, Chief Executive Officer, TMA
Ms. Pornkanok Wipusanawan, Director, TMA Center for Competitiveness

Europe - Partner Institutes


Federation of Austrian Industries and Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Vienna

Contact Persons:
Dr. Christian Helmenstein, Chief Economist
Ms. Helena Zwickl
Mr. Michael Oliver


FEB - Federation of Enterprises in Belgium, Brussels

Contact Persons:
Ms. Morgane Haid, Economist


Center for the Study of Democracy, Sofia

Contact Persons:
Mr. Ruslan Stefanov, Director, Economic Program
Ms. Daniela Mineva, Research Fellow, Economic Program
Mr. Martin Vladimirov, Analyst, Economic Program
Dr. Todor Galev, Senior Analyst


National Competitiveness Council, Zagreb

Contact Persons:
Jadranka Gable, Advisor
Kresimir Jurlin, PhD, Researcher

Czech Republic

CERGE-EI, Prague

Contact Persons:
Dr. Vilem Semerak
Dr. Lucia Stefánková


Confederation of Danish Industry (DI)

Contact Persons:
Mr. Allan Sorensen


Enterprise Estonia, Tallinn

Contact Persons:
Mr. Hanno Tomberg, Head of the Board


Estonian Institute of Economic Research, Tallinn

Contact Persons:
Ms. Marje Josing
Ms. Ingrid Niklus
Mr. Koit Nilson, Researcher


ETLA, The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy, Helsinki

Contact Persons:
Mr. Petri Rouvinen, Research Director
Mr. Markku Kotilainen, Head of the Forecasting Group
Mr. Ville Kaitila, Researcher


Invest in France Agency, Paris

Contact Persons:
Ms. Sylvie Montout, Economist


Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (FEIR/IOBE), Athens

Contact Persons:
Aggelos Tsakanikas, Assistant Professor National Technical University of Athens - Scientific Advisor


Federation of Industries of Northern Greece, (FING), Thessaloniki

Contact Persons:
Dr. Christos Georgiou, Director, Research and Documentation Department
Mr. Constantinos Styliaras, Economist, Research and Documentation Department


National University of Public Service, Competitiveness and Fiscal Stability Research Group, Budapest

Contact Persons:
Prof. Dr. Magdolna Csath, Research professor


ICEG European Center, Budapest

Contact Persons:
Ms. Renata Anna Jaksa, Director
Dr. Oliver Kovacs, Research Fellow


Icelandic Chamber of Commerce, Reykjavik

Contact Persons:
Mr. Björn Brynjulfur Björnsson


CONFINDUSTRIA, Economic Research Department, Rome

Contact Persons:
Dr. Luca Paolazzi, Director Research Centre
Dr. Pasquale Capretta, Senior Economist


Economic Research Institute, JSC of the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Astana

Contact Persons:
Mr. Aset Irgaliyev, Chairman of the Board of the "Economic Research Institute" JSC
Dr. Shakharbanu Zhakupova, Deputy Chairman of the Board of the "Economic Research Institute" JSC
Ms. Bahitful Khambar, Director of the Center for Strategic Development and Competitiveness Research
Mr. Arman Kalbayev, Deputy Director of the Center for Strategic Development and Competitiveness Research
Mrs. Altyngul Utebayeva, Head of the Department for Competitiveness Research
Mrs. Madina Nurzhanova, Senior Expert of the Department for Competitiveness Research
Mrs. Ainur Seitova, Expert of the Department for Competitiveness Research
Mr. Daniyal Nugerbekov, Senior Expert of the Department for Competitiveness Research


University of Latvia Centre for European and Transition Studies, LU CETS, Riga

Contact Persons:
Dr. Tatjana Muravska, Director
Mrs. Zane Zeibote


Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, Riga

Contact Persons:
Dr. Tatjana Muravska, Director
Mrs. Zane Zeibote


Enterprise Lithuania, Vilnius

Contact Persons:
Mrs. Jurgita Butkeviciene, Export Department Manger
Ms. Rasa Narusaityte, Senior Project Manager


Chamber of Commerce of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

Contact Persons:
Mr. Marc Wagener, Member of the Managing Board
Ms. Annabelle Dullin, Economist
Ms. Lynn Zoenen, Economist


Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers (VNO-NCW), The Hague.

Contact Persons:
Mr. Paul van Kempen, Advisor Economic policy


Warsaw School of Economics

Contact Persons:
Dr. Bogdan A. Radomski, Associate Professor of Finance
Dr. Marcin Nowakowski, Professor of International Business and Prorector


Porto Business School, University of Porto, Porto

Contact Persons:
Mr. Joao Dias da Silva
Mr. Fernando Teixeira dos Santos
Mr. Ramon O'Callaghan


CIT-IRECSON Center of Technological Information, Bucharest

Contact Persons:
Mr. Bogdan Ciocanel, Ph.D, Director
Mrs. Stefania Deák, PhD. Eng., Senior Researcher


Moscow Business School

Contact Persons:
Ms. Elina Pechonova


The F. A. Hayek Foundation, Bratislava

Contact Persons:
Mr. Martin Reguli, Senior Analyst
Mr. Martin Lindak, Analyst


University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics, Ljubljana

Contact Persons:
Ms. Kaja Rangus, PhD
Prof. Mateja Drnovsek
Prof. Ales Vahcic


Institute for Economic Research, Ljubljana

Contact Persons:
Prof. Peter Stanovnik
Ms. Sonja Ursic, M.A.


Spanish Confederation of Employers, Madrid

Contact Persons:
Ms. Edita Pereira, Head of Economic Research Unit
Ms. Paloma Blanco, Economic Research Unit


TUSIAD Economic Research Department, Istanbul

Contact Persons:
Zumrut Imamoglu, Chief Economist
Elcin Tuzel, Junior Expert


International Management Institute (MIM-Kyiv)

Contact Persons:
Dr. Iryna Tykhomyrova, President
Dr. Volodymyr Danko, Professor
Ms. Oksana Kukuruza, External Relations Director

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