Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Global Competitiveness Report 2009-2010

The rankings is out! The Philippines ranked no. 87.

The 30th edition of The Global Competitiveness Report series continues to stand out as one of the world's most comprehensive and respected assessment of countries' competitiveness. Produced in collaboration with leading academics and a global network of research institutes, The Global Competitiveness Report 2009-2010 provides users with a comprehensive assessment of their strengths and weaknesses related to national competitiveness using the Global Competitiveness Index as the main methodology. In addition to statistical data the index also features data from the Executive Opinion Survey carried out by the World Economic Forum. The 2009 Survey captures the perceptions of over 13,000 business leaders from the featured 133 economies. Visit for the full report.

ASEAN countries comparative rankings based on the Global Competitiveness Report for 2008-2009 vs. 2009-2010:

Country Global Competitiveness Ranking
2008-2009 2009-2010
Brunei Darussalam 39 32
Cambodia 109 110
Indonesia 55 54
Lao PDR* - -
Malaysia 21 24
Myanmar* - -
Philippines 71 87
Singapore 5 3
Thailand 34 36
Vietnam 70 75
* not rated

Among the 10 ASEAN Countries, we're consistently at the bottom 2 of the countries rated. And from a ranking of 71 in 2008-2009, we backslided and landed on the 87th spot for 2009-2010. Something for presidential candidates to consider, eh?

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