Qatar to be in IMD World Competitiveness Reportby Kim Kemp on Jan 29, 2017
Qatar’s business community will be sought for its opinion on a range of topics to form part of the IMD World Competitiveness Report.
A survey capturing the opinions of business leaders on a broad range of topics is due to take place by the government, with the resultant indicators used in the calculation of the 2017 IMD World Competitiveness Report.
Due for release in June, the report will measure both strengths and weakness in Qatar’s economic environment and compare them with similar criteria from other nations.
The ‘Executive Opinion Survey’ will be carried out during the months of February and March 2017 by the Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics (MDPS), in collaboration with the Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Switzerland.
The Ministry said in a statement issued on Saturday 28 January 2017, the survey data would comprise sound statistical data and deliver analysis on economic policy, regulations and various features of the business landscape which influence the nation’s competitiveness ranking.
Minister of Development Planning and Statistics, HE Dr Saleh al Nabit, said, "The report will help identify areas where competitiveness could be improved, as well as provide important information for prospective investors and the general public."
Qatar was ranked 13th out of 61 countries in the 2016 Competitiveness Yearbook due to its strong macroeconomic performance, coupled with ongoing improvements and modernisation of government institutions.