Main categories

The IMD World Talent Ranking ranks countries based on three main categories: appeal; investment and development; readiness. These categories assess how countries perform in a wide range of areas, including education, language skills, quality of life, salaries and tax rates.

Sources for the ranking

The report covers all 63 countries in the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook. The ranking is produced using two kinds of sources: data on the one hand and responses by executives to an opinion survey. This survey annually compiles input from more than 6,000 executives from all 63 countries.

The Netherlands in rankings

The Netherlands in general and Amsterdam in particular regularly perform well in rankings that compare various business-related factors. See an overview of international reports and surveys relating to international talent, business locations, quality of life and much more and check the tech, innovation and startup rankings.