Published since 1979, the Global Competitiveness Report series is today the world’s most comprehensive assessment of national competitiveness. This year’s edition is being released at a time when the world economy is evolving against the background of the “new normal” of lower economic growth, lower productivity growth, and high unemployment and when several downside risks loom on the horizon: the normalization of monetary policies in the United States, exchange rate and commodity price fluctuations, geopolitical tensions, and political instability.
The Global Competitiveness Report 2015-2016 presents the rankings of the Global Competitiveness Index (GCI). The GCI is based on 12 pillars that provide a comprehensive picture of the competitiveness landscape in countries around the world at different stages of economic development. The Report contains detailed profiles highlighting competitive strengths and weaknesses for each of the 140 economies featured.