Forglobal rankings archive


World Talent Report 2016

The IMD World Talent Ranking 2016 shows the overall ranking for 61 economies. The economies are ranked from the most to the least competitive, and the change from the previous year’s ranking are also shown. The scores are actually indices (0-100) generated for the unique purpose of constructing graphics.


World Happiness Report 2017

Happiness is increasingly considered the proper measure of social progress and the goal of public policy. In June 2016, the OECD committed itself “to redefine the growth narrative to put people’s well-being at the center of governments’ efforts”. This report gives special attention to the social foundations of happiness for individuals and nations.


KPMG Business Costs Report 2016

Business costs represent one of the many important factors considered in virtually all corporate location decisions. KPMG’s 2016 Competitive Alternatives report explores the most significant business cost factors in more than 100 cities and 10 countries around the world. This study measures and provides insight on the impact of 26 key cost components, across 7 business to business service segments and 12 significant manufacturing sectors.


IMD Competitiveness Ranking 2017

The IMD Competitiveness Ranking provides a measure of a country’s ability to adapt and explore digital technologies leading to transformation in government practices, business models, and society in general.


WEF Global Competitiveness 2016

Global GDP growth has fallen from levels of 4.4 percent in 2010 to 2.5 percent in 2015 and future growth prospects are constrained by longer-term trends. Many economies around the world struggle with the double challenges of slowing productivity growth and rising income inequality, often exacerbated by rapidly aging societies. This report aims at laying the foundations for long-term, sustainable growth.


DHL Global Connnectedness Ranking 2016

DHL's fourth edition of its Global Connectedness Index, a detailed analysis of the state of globalization around the world, shows that global connectedness, measured by cross-border flows of trade, capital, information and people, surpassed its 2007 pre-crisis peak during 2014. The evidence also suggests that the world was about 8% more connected in 2015 than in 2005.


IPSOS Ranking 2017

The 2017 edition of the Ipsos Top Cities Index finds that New York is the most popular city worldwide, retaining the title it claimed when the survey was first run in 2013. Moreover, Abu Dhabi leapfrogged London and Paris into the second position, with Tokyo, Sydney and Zurich on the same score in the equal fifth.


Global Power Cities Index 2016

Given the global competition between cities, the Global Power City Index (GPCI) evaluates and ranks the major cities of the world according to their "magnetism", or their comprehensive power to attract creative people and business enterprises from around the world.


IESE Cities in Motion Ranking 2016

The ranking aims to evaluate different cities in relation to 10 dimensions already defined: the economy, human capital, technology, the environment, international outreach, social cohesion, mobility and transportation, governance, urban planning and public management.


EDCI Start Up City Ranking 2016

The European Digital City Index (EDCi) supports digital entrepreneurship by providing a holistic and local view across Europe by describing what ecosystem factors are most conducive to digital startups. Indicators which relate to various policy, economic, social/cultural, and technological factors are also included in the analysis.


Savills Tech City Ranking 2017

From Austin and San Francisco to Bengaluru and Cape Town, the Saville Tech Cities report shows the 22 cities across the world which are at the forefront of the global tech industry.

International Business

IMF Global Economy Growth 2018 Report

How much will the economy grow in 2018? IMF released their Real GDP growth per country report last Monday and the global future growth looks pretty bright.


IBM: The Global Location Trends 2017 Report

The Global Location Trends 2017 Report, released annually by IBM, reports a record year for the ‘Randstad’, the Netherlands' metropolitan region including the cities The Hague, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Utrecht and their surrounding areas.