For over a decade, INSEAD has been involved in the design, publication and dissemination of global composite indices, in collaboration with prestigious partners such as the World Economic Forum, the World Bank, the World Intellectual Property Organization, the Confederation of Indian Industries, and more recently Cornell University and the Human Capital Leadership Institute of Singapore. Large global companies have also been part of this effort, including Cisco, Alcatel-Lucent, Intel, Booz and Co, and more recently Huawei, Du, Adecco Group AG and Tata Communications.
The Network Readiness Index, focused on global information technology and in existence since 2001, and the Global Innovation Index, first issued in 2007, have both gained the status of recognized international benchmarks in their respective fields. The third one, the Global Talent Competitiveness Index was launched on 26 November 2013.
Although these indices attract worldwide attention through their annual rankings of countries, their common objective is to be used as policy instruments and practical tools to enhance the quality and impact of private and public decisions in the vital and interconnected fields of technology, innovation and human resources.
Executive Director for Global Indices
Indices and reports
Global Talent Competitiveness Index
The GTCI combines the academic research and expertise of INSEAD led by Bruno Lanvin, Executive Director for Global Indices, and Professor Paul Evans, Academic Director, Global Talent Competitiveness Index, with the business experience and perspective of our partners, The Adecco Group and Tata Communications.
With this fifth edition, GTCI addresses the theme of Diversity for Competitiveness. When it comes to innovation and high performance, diverse teams do better than talented individuals—though only if people can collaborate with each other. With our heritage in the standardised schools, HR practices and organisations of the twentieth century, diversity is a resource that we are only beginning to tap. How can talent diversity be generated, enhanced, and leveraged by governments, regions, cities, and corporations to design and implement the talent strategies required in the uncertain future that lies ahead of us? How can teams and individuals realise their innovative potential through diversity? Education has a critical role to play in building the necessary mindset, as well as providing workers and managers with the necessary skills. Governments and businesses need to rise to the challenge of promoting the positive vision of diversity that ‘inclusive growth’ now requires. Short of this, the world’s fractures might continue to worsen, cancelling much of the positive momentum that the global economy seems to be gathering.
The report, which covers 119 economies, is based on research conducted by INSEAD (led by Pr. Bruno Lanvin and Professor Paul Evans) in partnership with The Adecco Group and Tata Communications.
The Global Launch of the Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2018 Report ‘Diversity for Competitiveness’ will be on 22 January 2018 in Davos, Switzerland. Read the INSEAD Press Release
Global Innovation Index
The theme for the 10th edition (launched in Geneva - Switzerland on 15 June 2017) of the GII was: innovation in agriculture and food systems
In the coming decades, the agriculture and food sector will face an enormous rise in global demand, increased competition for limited natural resources, and the effects of climate change. Innovation is key to sustaining the productivity growth required to meet this rising demand and to helping enhance the networks ("food systems") that integrate sustainable food production, processing, distribution, consumption, and waste management. Explore this year’s rankings and findings.
Global Information Technology Report
Since 2001, INSEAD and the World Economic Forum (WEF) have jointly issued and disseminated what is now the most widely recognized benchmark in the field of technology and competitiveness, namely the Global Information Technology Report (GITR). This annual report tracks various dimensions of information technology as a key component of national competitiveness, taking account of the political, regulatory, social and economic environments in which investments are made. It also assesses the ways in which technology, equipment and services are deployed, as well as their impact on development, growth and society. Over the years, an increasing number of countries around the world have adopted the GITR as a cornerstone of their national ICT strategies.
The Global Information Technology Report 2016 features the latest iteration of the Networked Readiness Index, which assesses the factors, policies and institutions that enable a country to fully leverage information and communication technologies (ICTs) for increased competitiveness and well-being.