This special edition of the Global Competitiveness Report has combined historical data, unique indicators and the results of expert discussions to highlight existing and emerging priorities to not only re-boot growth, but also to set a new direction that will deliver sustainable and inclusive prosperity in the years to come.
It has also introduced a preliminary attempt to measure countries’ readiness to transform their economies in line with this new direction.
Over the next year, the World Economic Forum will be hosting a series of communities and dialogues to develop new benchmarks, new standards and new actions for building new economic models that combine productivity, sustainability and shared prosperity. The Global Future Council on New Agenda for Fiscal and Monetary Policy, the Global Future Council on New Agenda for Economic Growth and Recovery, the Community of Chief Economists, the Champions for a New Dashboard for the New Economy and the Stewardship Board of the New Economy and Society Platform will be involved in shaping this effort. All readers are invited to share their views into this conversation, supporting collective efforts to “build back better”.