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

Small economies sweep the board in the IMD World Competitiveness Ranking 2020 measuring global economies and their ability to generate prosperity. Singapore has retained its number one position for the second year in a row. Coming in behind Singapore and making up the Top 5 were, in order, Denmark, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Hong Kong SAR. As a group they show the current strength of many small economies.

Rankings 2019

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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