World Competitiveness Rankings 2020 Results

This year’s results show a common pattern in the factors that have influenced the current performance of highly ranked countries. Such a pattern emerges around international trade and investment, employment, the openness of societies, measures related to political stability, and to social and gender equality. Not all economies approach problems in the same way, and this impacts their resilience and agility in the face of changing and difficult circumstances.

Competitiveness provides the framework to quantify the outcome of dealing with these challenges from a country perspective. Ultimately, it allows us to recognize the factors that facilitate prosperity. And this is how we expect our rankings to be used and interpreted: competitiveness is both a tool and an objective of economic policy.

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