Holland er et lille land, men rangerer fjerde på listen over mest konkurrencedygtige økonomier i 2019. Denne placering udarbejdes årligt af World Economic Forum (WEF). Med den fjerde position er Holland den mest konkurrencedygtige økonomi i Europa og har endda overgået Schweiz.
Holland er nu den mest konkurrencedygtige økonomi i Europa for første gang
The WEF’s Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) is a particularly interesting indicator because it reveals something about whether the Netherlands is one of the most competitive economies in the world. The Netherlands held fourth place in 2019 and has risen two positions compared to last year. The top 5 of the global rankings are Singapore, USA, Hong Kong, the Netherlands and Switzerland. With the 4th position, the Netherlands is the most competitive economy in Europe for the first time and surpassed Switzerland. In 2016 and 2017, the Netherlands was already fourth and the most competitive of the European Union, but then still had to leave Switzerland. According to the WEF, the Dutch economy has become much more agile due to an entrepreneurial culture, flat organizations and the encouragement of the growth of innovative companies.
GCI-komponenterne forklares mere detaljeret
I henhold til GCI har Holland en meget åben dynamisk økonomi (2. position) med en fysisk infrastruktur af høj kvalitet (2. position), en stabil makroøkonomisk politik (1. position), en effektiv regering med velfungerende institutioner (4. position) , og en meget veluddannet arbejdsstyrke (4. position).
There are also a number of GCI components where the Netherlands scores less internationally. For example, the Netherlands lags behind in the application of ICT (position 24). There is a decrease in seven positions compared to 2018. The low position of the Netherlands in the application of ICT is remarkable because the Netherlands scores well in the application of ICT in other rankings, such as the DESI. The Netherlands also lags behind in innovation, and in particular in terms of R&D investments (position 17).