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

Switzerland leads the way for the fourth year in a row, Denmark is 2nd and Luxembourg 3rd in the IMD World Talent Ranking 2020.

Brexit’s impact on the UK’s talent competitiveness appears to be reflected in figures. In 2016, the year of the Brexit vote, the UK was in 16th position in the same ranking. This year’s 23rd position is a likely reflection that uncertainties around Brexit have been chipping away at the UK’s talent competitiveness.

Rankings 2020

History of the Center

2019 marked the 30th anniversary of the IMD World Competitiveness Center.

For the past 30 years, we have spearheaded research on how nations and enterprises compete to lay the foundations for future prosperity.

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