World Competitiveness Center

Dedicated to the advancement of knowledge on world competitiveness

World Competitiveness Center

Dedicated to the advancement of knowledge on world competitiveness

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The mission of the 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.

For more than 30 years, the IMD World Competitiveness Center has pioneered research on how nations and enterprises compete to lay the foundations for future prosperity.

The competitiveness of nations is probably one of the most significant developments in modern management, and IMD intends to remain the leader in this field.

The Center cooperates with a network of partners in 56 countriesIt provides governments, businesses, and academic communities with the following publications and services:

To keep pace with the dynamic reality of competitiveness, we are committed to furthering our cutting-edge research and to broadening our portfolio of activities.

Publication dates of the 2023 rankings

  • 4 April 2023: release of the IMD Smart City Index 2023
  • 20 June 2023: release of the IMD World Competitiveness Ranking 2023
  • 21 September 2023: release of the IMD World Talent Ranking 2023
  • 24 October 2023: release of the Hinrich-IMD Sustainable Trade Index 2023
  • 23 November 2023: release of the IMD World Digital Competitiveness Ranking 2023
Latest news

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Denmark, Ireland and Switzerland have been named the top three among 64 economies measured for their global competitiveness in the 2023 IMD World Competitiveness Ranking, published today by the World Competitiveness Center for the 35th consecutive year.

Denmark maintained its grip on first place from last year, when it enjoyed a momentous inaugural rise to the top, Ireland made a remarkable leap from 11th to take second place, and Switzerland held its nerve in third, after dropping from second place in 2022 and first place in 2021.

All three are small economies that make good use of their access to markets and trading partners – as does Singapore, which came fourth.

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