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This simulation informs on the ‘optimal’ allocation of policy attention and policy resources for improving the country’s EIDES index performance. This simulation assumes that the country’s entrepreneurial dynamic is held back most by its ‘weakest’, or ‘bottleneck’ pillar – i.e., the pillar with the lowest pillar score. Under this assumption, the ‘optimal’ allocation of policy resources should always target the weakest pillar first. Once the individual pillar performance has improved such that the pillar no longer constitutes a bottleneck, policy attention should shift to focus on the second weakest pillar, and so on. An ‘optimal’ policy therefore systematically and dynamically addresses ‘bottleneck’ pillars until the desired improvement in the EIDES index score has been achieved.