IMD World Competitiveness Center

We are dedicated to the advancement of knowledge on world competitiveness by offering benchmarking services for countries and companies using the latest and most relevant data on the subject.

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Arturo Bris, Director

There is no single nation in the world that has succeeded in a sustainable way without preserving the prosperity of its people. Competitiveness refers to such an objective: It determines how countries, regions and companies manage their competencies to achieve long-term growth, generate jobs and increase welfare. Competitiveness is therefore a way towards progress that does not result in winners and losers  ̶  when two countries compete, both are better off.

Arturo Bris

Director IMD World Competitiveness Center
Professor of Finance

Most recent competitiveness rankings

Singapore has ranked as the world’s most competitive economy for the first time since 2010, as the United States slipped from the top spot, while economic uncertainty took its toll on conditions in Europe.

See our latest rankings by visiting the IMD World Competitiveness Ranking 2019.


Rankings 2018

History of the Center

The IMD World Competitiveness Center has been a pioneer in the field of the Competitiveness of Nations and World Economy Ranking. We are proud to celebrate the 30th edition of the World Competitiveness Yearbook in 2018.

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