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Economic Sustainability Index

Economic Capital Index

Economic Sustainability reflects the ability to generate wealth through sustainable and inclusive economic development. The Economic Capital Index measures economic sustainability through a combination of economic and business indicator related to sustainability. It is based on 31 quantitative indicators related to innovation, sectoral balance and strength, inclusiveness, self-sufficiency, and development performanceText content

Business Sustainability Frameweork

Economic sustainable competitiveness is determined by a set of external and internal factors, including the regulatory environment, government efficiency, level of education as a basis for innovation, sectoral balance, inclusiveness, and equal opportunities. The Economic Capital Index does not make qualitative evaluate of systems. The Economic Capital Index is based on measuring quantitative outcomes of the systems.

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Economic Capital Index 2023

GSCI 2023

Download the report: The Global Sustainable Competitiveness Report 2023 (PDF) Download the data: GSCI Scores 2023 (XLSX)

Sustainable & Competitive

Achieving Sustainable Competitiveness: policies for more sustainable AND more prosperous societies: Sustainable. Competitive.

The Economic Sustainability Ranking 2023

  • The Economic Capital ranking is topped by Slovenia, followed by Austria, The Check Republic, Iceland and Finland
  • The highest score in this Index is 57 – the gap between top and low performers is small compared to the other indexes
  • Germany is ranked 8, France 39, the UK 46
  • China is ranked 11, the US 21Brazil is ranked 101, Nigeria 139, and India 172
  • Economies in Central and Eastern Europe score all in the upper quarter

2023 Business Sustainability Ranking

RankCountryScore
1Slovenia56.5
2Austria56.3
3Czech Republic55.4
4Iceland54.9
5Finland54.4
6Hungary54.1
7Ireland53.6
8Germany53.3
9Slovakia52.8
10Switzerland52.7
11China52.0
12Costa Rica51.7
13Latvia51.3
14Croatia50.7
15Albania50.7
16Sweden50.6
17Denmark50.4
18Estonia50.3
19Portugal50.1
20Turkey49.9
21USA49.9
22Romania49.3
23Lithuania49.2
24Japan49.0
25Poland48.8
26New Zealand48.7
27South Korea48.7
28Panama48.6
29Suriname48.3
30Luxembourg48.2
31Democratic Republic of Congo48.2
32Bosnia and Herzegovina47.9
33Belize47.9
34Gabon47.7
35Belgium47.7
36Bulgaria47.6
37Paraguay47.6
38Norway47.3
39France46.6
40Colombia46.6
41Vietnam46.4
42Russia46.3
43Italy46.3
44Kenya46.3
45Singapore46.3
46United Kingdom46.2
47North Macedonia46.2
48Nicaragua46.0
49Serbia46.0
50El Salvador45.8
51Ecuador45.7
52Argentina45.5
53Greece45.5
54Cape Verde45.3
55St. Vincent and the Grenadines45.2
56Netherlands45.2
57Belarus45.0
58Uruguay45.0
59Honduras44.9
60Georgia44.8
RankCountryScore
61Kazakhstan44.6
62Angola44.5
63Fiji44.5
64Cambodia44.3
65Grenada44.3
66Laos44.0
67Kyrgistan43.8
68Ukraine43.6
69Benin43.6
70Dominican Republic43.5
71Mexico43.5
72Canada43.4
73Maldives43.3
74Mauritius43.1
75Spain43.1
76Malta42.9
77Sao Tome and Principe42.8
78Australia42.6
79Cameroon42.4
80West Bank and Gaza42.3
81Malaysia42.2
82Guatemala42.1
83Botswana42.1
84Kiribati42.1
85Rwanda41.9
86Peru41.8
87Cyprus41.7
88Eswatini41.5
89Moldova41.4
90Chile41.3
91Ethiopia41.2
92Timor-Leste41.0
93Nepal40.9
94Israel40.7
95Bahamas40.5
96Guinea40.4
97Equatorial Guinea40.3
98Republic of Congo40.1
99Burma40.1
100Samoa40.1
101Brazil40.0
102Uganda40.0
103Sri Lanka40.0
104Zambia39.9
105Montenegro39.9
106Micronesia39.9
107Central African Republic39.8
108Mongolia39.7
109Iraq39.7
110United Arab Emirates39.7
111St. Kitts and Nevis39.6
112Malawi39.6
113Lesotho39.6
114Philippines39.5
115Solomon Islands39.3
116Guyana39.3
117Namibia39.3
119Armenia39.1
120Togo39.1
RankCountryScore
121Morocco39.1
122Pakistan39.1
123Brunei39.1
124Dominica39.0
125Bolivia38.8
126Sierra Leone38.6
127Venezuela38.6
128Cote d'Ivoire38.4
129Djibouti38.3
130Thailand38.2
131Jordan38.2
132Papua New Guinea38.1
133Seychelles37.6
134Guinea-Bissau37.6
135Liberia37.5
136Burkina Faso37.4
137Vanuatu37.4
138Senegal37.2
139Nigeria37.1
140Tajikistan37.0
141Bahrain36.7
142Tanzania36.5
143Haiti36.2
144Tonga36.2
145Mozambique36.0
146Zimbabwe36.0
147Bangladesh35.5
148Jamaica35.4
150Mali35.2
151Chad35.2
153Cuba35.1
154Tunisia35.0
155Indonesia34.8
156Mauritania34.8
157Madagascar34.7
158Uzbekistan34.6
159Egypt34.5
160Comoros34.3
161Ghana34.0
162Somalia34.0
163Gambia33.9
164Azerbaijan33.4
165Oman33.4
166Qatar33.1
167Trinidad and Tobago33.1
168Bhutan33.0
169Afghanistan32.9
170South Africa32.8
171Eritrea32.7
172South Sudan32.7
174India32.2
175Lebanon32.2
176Algeria32.1
177Saudi Arabia31.1
178Burundi30.5
179Turkmenistan30.3
180Niger30.1