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'Working Papers': A New Regional Competitiveness Index: Theory, Methods and Findings

(27/02/2012)

'Working Papers':  A New Regional Competitiveness Index: Theory, Methods and Findings

The latest issue out of the series 'Working papers' : A New Regional Competitiveness Index: Theory, Methods and Findings is now available.

The regional indicator 'EU Regional Competitiveness Index (RCI)' is the first composite indicator which provides a synthetic picture of territorial competitiveness for each of the NUTS 2 regions of the 27 EU Member States. It builds on and modifies the approach of the Global Competitiveness Index of the World Economic Forum (WEF) and consists of eleven pillars grouped in three groups: Basic, Efficiency and Innovation. It takes into account the level of development of the region by emphasising basic issues in less developed regions, and innovative capacity in more developed regions. The pillars measure not only issues relevant to firms but also those relevant to residents of the regions in question and their quality of life.

For further information, see the publication A New Regional Competitiveness Index: Theory, Methods and Findings.

'Working papers' is a series of short papers on regional research and indicators produced by the Directorate-General for Regional Policy.

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