However, The devil’s in the details, so let’ take a deep dive into those lists. The Netherlands scores 100/100 points in macro-economic stability in WEF’s Global Competitiveness Index 2019. This means that companies and subsidiaries in the Netherlands can focus their efforts fully on growing their businesses, while simultaneously enjoying our top-performing infrastructure (rank #2 following only Singapore), our highly skilled workforce (rank #4) and top-notch business dynamism (rank #2).
The IMD World Competitiveness Index demonstrates a particularly favourable economic performance in the Netherlands (rank #1), with factors such as International Trade, Employment & Labor market and Technological Infrastructure.
Forbes comes to similar conclusions in its ‘Best Countries for Business’ report: The Netherlands ranks #4 overall, with particularly high scores on the subjects of property rights, lack of corruption, innovation, monetary freedom and personal freedom. Forbes describes our country as, “the sixth-largest economy in the European Union, [which] plays an important role as a European transportation hub, with a consistently high trade surplus, stable industrial relations, and low unemployment.”
The World Bank ranks the Netherlands number 2 in the European Union on the Government Effectiveness Index and grants our country the lowest possible score on all risk indicators: