India jumps 16 ranks in WEF's Global Competitiveness Index

Published: Oct 21, 2016 06:57:58 AM IST
Updated: Oct 21, 2016 12:48:19 AM IST

The World Economic Forum’s (WEF) annual Global Competitiveness Index saw India jumping 16 places in 2016-17—the highest leap by any country. It now ranks 39 among the 138 economies that were surveyed. Switzerland retains the top slot.

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To further improve its ranking, India needs to tackle the following issues:

  •  Rigid regulations that protect the labour market (India’s rank was 84 on this parameter).
  •  Inefficient domestic market, weighed down by fiscal regulations and presence of public enterprises, especially in utilities (81).
  •  Infrastructure shortcomings (68).
  •  Inadequate information and communication technology and its usage (110).

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(This story appears in the 28 October, 2016 issue of Forbes India. You can buy our tablet version from To visit our Archives, click here.)

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