Strong institutions alleviate uncertainty

The beginning of the year is the time where think-tanks and economists predict the trends, or forces, that will shape economic and social outcomes over the next twelve months.

How do countries navigate the political and economic uncertainty to secure sustainable value creation and ensure the prosperity of their people?

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The Gift of Longevity

With the Holiday Season around the corner, wellbeing wishes for the New Year are in order. Paramount among them is “good health.” In fact, promoting healthy living is a prerequisite to enhancing prosperity, a point that is the focus of the third UN Sustainable Development Goal (UNSDG): “good health and well-being.”

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Criterion of the Month - December 2019 

Do Social and Environmental issues affect the talent appeal in a country?

In a period when Social and Environmental issues are of major concern globally, does satisfactorily addressing these elements make an economy more attractive to the international talent pool?

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Criterion of the Month - August 2019 

In Anticipation of the 2019 IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook

At the end of the month, the IMD World Competitiveness Center will launch the 2019 competitiveness rankings. Which economies do you think that will be in these three places in 2019?

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Criterion of the Month - May 2019 

Incorporating industrial robots in the forthcoming IMD World Digital Competitiveness Ranking

On September 26, we are launching the third edition of the IMD World Digital Competitiveness Ranking. This year, two new variables are introduced in the calculation of the ranking, both related to robotics

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Criterion of the Month - September 2019 

What is the competitiveness performance of the different regions in 2019?

On May 28, the IMD World Competitiveness Center launched the 2019 rankings. Singapore ranked as the world’s most competitive economy for the first time since 2010, Hong Kong remained in the second spot while the United States slipped from the top spot.

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Criterion of the Month - June 2019 

“Ground control to Major Tom”: New frontiers in space

Conquering space is a perennial aspiration of humans. From Daedalus and Icarus in the Greek mythology to “From the Earth to the Moon” and its sequel “Around the Moon” by Jules Verne in the mid-19th century, the narrative was always there: Capturing higher and higher distances from the earth and ultimately reaching to the moon. Yet it took about another century to make Jules Verne’s novel, a reality.

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Criterion of the Month - April 2019