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  • 日期:2021-07-30

Excellent Performance in International Rankings (International competitiveness & Innovation)

According to the 'Global Competitiveness Report 2019' published by the World Economic Forum (WEF), Taiwan ranks 12th out of 141 economies, and 4th in the Asia-Pacific region, trailing only Singapore (1st), Hong Kong (3rd), and Japan (6th), while outperforming South Korea (13th) and Mainland China (28th).

The Global Competitiveness Report, published annually in October by the WEF , ranks over 140 economies using a framework containing four categories, namely,  'Enabling Environment', 'Human Capital', 'Markets', and 'Innovation Ecosystem'. Taiwan has attained outstanding performance in the categories indicators including macroeconomic stability, innovation capability, and financial markets, achieving the first, third, and sixth places respectively among the assessed countries.  Also together with Germany, the US, and Switzerland, Taiwan has been named as one of the four super innovators in the world.
In the 'IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2019' released by the International Institute for Management Development (IMD), Taiwan ranks 16th among the 63 economies assessed.
Around May to June each year, IMD releases the World Competitiveness Yearbook, ranking 63 countries based on four categories, covering 'Economic Performance', 'Government Efficiency' , 'Business Efficiency' , and 'Infrastructure'.  Taiwan ranks 12th in 'Government Efficiency' and 4th in 'Management Practices', one of the indicators under the category of 'Business Efficiency'. These high rankings indicate that Taiwan's businesses are flexible, managers are entrepreneurial, and business leaders possessing a strong sense of social responsibility. Furthermore, Taiwan ranks 8th in 'Scientific Infrastructure', an important indicator under the 'Infrastructure' category, showing that Taiwan is among the world leaders in  corporate R&D expenditure, national R&D expenditure as a percentage of GDP, and medium/ high technology content as a percentage of manufacturing value-added.

For more information, please refer to National Development Council -International Ranking