Qatar to Begin Polling Opinions for the 2018 IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook


​The Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics (MDP&S), in collaboration with the Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Switzerland will be carrying out the “Executive Opinion Survey” throughout February & March 2018.

The survey data will  provide qualitative analysis about economic policy, regulations and various aspects of the business environment which influence the nation’s competitiveness ranking.

 The 2018 IMD World Competitiveness Report, scheduled for release in June, will measure strengths and weaknesses in Qatar's economic environment and compare these with other nations. Dr. Saleh Al Nabit, Minister of MDP&S, stated that “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 ranked 17th (out of 63 countries) in the 2017 Competitiveness Yearbook.   The high ranking stems from the strong macroeconomic performance of the Qatari economy coupled with the ongoing reforms and modernization of government institutions.