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Published: 16 December 2020

Global Competitiveness Report Special Edition 2020: How Countries are Performing on the Road to Recovery

Contributors and Acknowledgements


Professor Klaus Schwab, Executive Chairman

Saadia Zahidi, Managing Director

Platform for Shaping the Future of the New Economy and Society: Project team

Silja Baller, Project Lead

Roberto Crotti, Project Lead

Guillaume Hingel, Insights Lead

Sophie Brown, Community Specialist

Attilio Di Battista, Project Lead

Kusum Kali Pal, Data and Research Analyst

Vesselina Stefanova Ratcheva, Insights Lead

We are extremely grateful to Jessica Maillot for her research assistance as well as to our Forum colleague Pierre Souter, Lead Data Scientist, for his invaluable help and expertise in building the pipeline for the survey's deployment and tracking of participation metrics. The team also acknowledges our colleagues in the Platform for Shaping the Future of the New Economy and Society for their input and continuous support, especially Eoin Ó Cathasaigh, as well as our colleagues from the Forum’s Regional Teams and Public Engagement Team.

We are particularly grateful to Professor Xavier Sala-i-Martín, for his longstanding guidance and support on the Global Competitiveness Index, and thank Mike Fisher for his excellent editing work and Accurat for their great layout and design contributions.

We are also grateful to all the organizations, from which we source the indicators that compose the Index. Without their tremendous efforts in collecting data, this work would not be possible. In particular, we thank the staff of the following organizations for providing privileged access to datasets, and for their help, guidance, and feedback: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, International Air Transport Association (IATA), International Energy Agency (IEA), International Monetary Fund (IMF), International Budget Partnership, International Telecommunications Union (ITU), International Trade Centre (ITC), International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Legatum Institute, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Reporters Without Borders, Transparency International, UNESCO, United Nations’ Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), World Trade Organization (WTO) and the World Bank.

Finally, we acknowledge and thank the organizations listed on the following pages as our valued Partner Institutes, which help administer the Executive Opinion Survey and advance the competitiveness agenda in their respective economies.

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