The Global Competitiveness Index is a framework and a corresponding set of indicators in three principal categories and twelve policy domains for 137 economies. It measures the relative competitiveness of national economies.

The newest Global Competitiveness report for 2017-2018 implies that ten years on from the global financial crisis, the prospects for a sustained economic recovery remain at risk due to a widespread failure on the part of leaders and policy-makers to put in place reforms necessary to underpin competitiveness and bring about much-needed increases in productivity.

Switzerland, the United States and Singapore remain the three world’s most competitive economies, followed by Netherlands, Germany and Hong Kong SAR.

Ranked 68th in the past year, Macedonia did not participate in this year rankings as data were unreliable. The most competitive neighboring economies:

  1. Slovenia – 48th place
  2. Bulgaria – 49th place
  3. Romania – 68th place
  4. Croatia – 74th place
  5. Albania – 75th place