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The World Competitiveness Yearbook by IMD

The World Competitiveness Yearbook by International Institute for Management Development uses 340 indicators to draw a picture of how nations and enterprises manage to achieve prosperity or profit. The WCY is the most indicator intensive report that measures competitiveness of countries. This year’s report covers 63 countries, focusing on 4 factors– each of which has 5 sub-factors and a total of 340 indicators.

Top 5 Countries
  • 1. United States

  • 2. Hong Kong

  • 3. Singapore

  • 4. Netherlands

  • 5. Switzerland

UAE in focus (2018)

The UAE has improved by 3 positions from last year to become the 7th globally. The UAE is leading MENA region for the second consecutive year.

UAE’s strongest performance is in the following sub-factors; International Trade (1st), Attitudes and Values (1st), Public Finance (2nd), Labour Market (2nd), Employment (3rd) and Tax policy (3rd). The UAE is leading in 23 indicators out of 340 indicators (1st globally

2nd

Business Efficiency

3rd

Economic Performance

4th

Government Efficiency

36th

Infrastructure
UAE ranked 1st globally in the following indicators

1st

Employment

1st

Government decisions

1st

International experience

1st

Competent senior managers

1st

Attitudes toward globalization

1st

Quality of air transportation

1st

Public-private partnerships

GCC Rankings