Qatar to Begin Polling Opinions for the 2019 IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook

2/24/2019


​  The Planning and Statistics Authority (PSA), in collaboration with the Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Switzerland, will be carrying out the “Executive Opinion Survey” throughout February & March 2019.

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

The 2019 IMD World Competitiveness Report, scheduled for release in June this year, will measure strengths and weaknesses in Qatar's economy in its four pillars (economic performance, government efficiency, business efficiency, infrastructure) and compare these with other nations. Dr. Saleh Al Nabit,  the president  of  PSA , 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 14th (out of 63 countries) in the 2018 Competitiveness Yearbook, comparing with (17th) in 2017. The high ranking stems from the strong macroeconomic performance of the Qatari economy coupled with the ongoing reforms and modernization of government institutions.