The Global Competitiveness Report 2012 - 2013


We are happy to announce that the Global Competitiveness Report of 2012-2013 has been published. Overall, Belgium dropped from the 15th to the 17th place, but in terms of ‘Health and Primary Education’ we are still second in the world!


The following text describes the Belgian position and our outstanding performance in terms of health and education:


Belgium is ranked 17th, down two ranks since last year. The country has outstanding health indicators and a primary education system that is among the best in the world (2nd). Belgium also boasts an exceptional higher education and training system (4th), with excellent math and science education, top-notch management schools, and a strong propensity for on-the-job training that contribute to an overall high capacity to innovate (11th). Its goods market is characterized by high levels of competition and an environment that facilitates new business creation. Business operations are also distinguished by high levels of sophistication and professional management. On the other hand, there are some concerns about government inefficiency (55th) and its highly distortionary tax system (140th), and its macroeconomic environment is burdened by persistent deficit spending and high public debt.


If you are interested in the complete report, please click on the link below: Global Competitiveness Report 2012 - 2013   


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