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 L.Felipe Monteiro, Academic Director, Global Talent Competitiveness Index, with the business experience and perspective of our partners, The Adecco Group and Tata Communications.
With this sixth edition addressing the theme of Entrepreneurial Talent and Global Competitiveness, GTCI aims to advance the current debate around entrepreneurial talent, providing practical tools and approaches to leverage the full potential of individuals and teams as an engine and a basis for innovation, growth, and ultimately competitiveness. One of the key working assumptions on which this report is based is that entrepreneurial talent cannot be reduced to some innate quality found in successful business founders and leaders. It should rather be regarded as an input to growth, innovation, and employment creation that can be measured and nurtured. There are conditions underwhich entrepreneurial talent can thrive and be stimulated. There are others under which it will be stifled, to remain an untapped or wasted resource. Multiple examples exist around the world of successful ways to generate, grow, attract and retain entrepreneurial talent, from entrepreneurs, from employers and from governments. Such examples deserve due consideration, as well as the ways in which they can be adapted to specific local contexts.
The report, which covers 125 economies and 114 cities, is based on research conducted by INSEAD (led by Pr. Bruno Lanvin and Professor Felipe Monteiro) in partnership with The Adecco Group and Tata Communications.
The Global Launch of the Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2019 Report ‘Entrepreneurial Talent and Global Competitiveness’ took place on 21 January 2019 in Davos, Switzerland. Read the Press release
Singapore tops Asia Pacific in the Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) 2019 took place at INSEAD Asia Campus - Singapore on 23 April 2019. Read the Press Release
Global Innovation Index
GII 2018 THEME: ENERGIZING THE WORLD WITH INNOVATION
The theme of the GII 2018, Energizing the World with Innovation, looks at innovation happening in the energy sector around the world.
Access to energy is a prerequisite for improving standards of living, economic development and – in the context of the Global Innovation Index – a necessary ingredient to innovation. Projections indicate that by 2040 the world will require up to 30% more energy than it needs today. At the same time, conventional approaches to energy supply – particularly in cities – are unsustainable in the face of climate change. This requires shifting towards cleaner and more efficient methods of producing energy through traditional sources as well as scaling up the use of renewable sources.
This year’s report reviews the state of innovation in the energy sector across countries. Chapters of the report provide more details on this year’s theme from academic, business, and particular country perspectives from leading experts and decision makers.
The Global Innovation Index (GII) 2018 will be released in New York City, USA, on July 10, 2018, during a launch event from 11 a.m. to 1pm local time.
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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.