IMD WCY 2021 Methodology and Principles of Analysis

This document introduces the methodology used by the IMD World Competitiveness Center to develop the IMD World Competitiveness Ranking, the IMD World Digital Competitiveness Ranking and the IMD World Talent Report. Although the methodology is intended to be general, ranking- specific examples are mentioned throughout. This does not mean, however, that the principle under discussion is not applicable to the other rankings. The specificities of each ranking are introduced in the tables, as indicated.