Global Competitiveness Report 2010 – 2011 – Best Economies in the World

The Global Competitiveness Report for 2010 – 2011 year has been released in Beijing ahead of a World Economic Forum-organized gathering of global business executives next week in neighboring Tianjin. The report ranks 139 countries by assessing business efficiency, innovation, financial markets, health, education, institutions, infrastructure and other factors.

Switzerland tops the overall ranking in The Global Competitiveness Report 2010-2011 released by the World Economic Forum. The United States falls two places to fourth position, overtaken by Sweden (2nd) and Singapore (3rd).

Rank – Country – Score
1. Switzerland – 5.63
2. Sweden – 5.56
3. Singapore – 5.48
4. United States – 5.43
5. Germany – 5.39
6. Japan – 5.37
7. Finland – 5.37
8. Netherlands – 5.33
9. Denmark – 5.32
10. Canada – 5.30

The rankings are calculated from both publicly available data and the Executive Opinion Survey, a comprehensive annual survey conducted by the World Economic Forum together with its network of Partner Institutes (leading research institutes and business organizations) in the countries covered by the Report.