The Global Competitiveness Report 2016–2017

Authors: 
World Economic Forum
Publication year: 
2016
Publisher: 
World Economic Forum
Abstract: 

The Global Competitiveness Report 2016-2017 assesses the competitiveness landscape of 138 economies, providing insight into the drivers of their productivity and prosperity.

This year’s edition highlights that declining openness is threatening growth and prosperity. It also highlights that monetary stimulus measures such as quantitative easing are not enough to sustain growth and must be accompanied by competitiveness reforms. Final key finding points to the fact that updated business practices and investment in innovation are now as important as infrastructure, skills and efficient markets.

Switzerland, Singapore and the United States remain the three world’s most competitive economies. The Report series remains the most comprehensive assessment of national competitiveness worldwide