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

See our latest rankings by visiting the IMD World Talent Rankings 2017 Results page. 

In the IMD World Competitiveness Rankings 2017, 63 countries are ranked this year with Cyprus and Saudi Arabia making their first appearance.

For the first time this year, the IMD World Competitiveness Center is publishing a separate report ranking countries’ digital competitiveness. See the IMD World Digital Competitiveness Rankings 2017 Results page. 

Rankings 2017

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 29th edition of the World Competitiveness Yearbook in 2017.

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