Global Entrepreneurship Index

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Enterprise is a crucial engine of economic growth. Without enterprise and entrepreneurs, there would be little innovation, little productivity growth, and few new jobs.

Entrepreneurial success does not take place in a vacuum. Entrepreneurs exist in the context of their particular geography – be that their local, national, or even supranational economy and society.

This mix of attitudes, resources, and infrastructure is known as the entrepreneurship ‘ecosystem’. The Global Entrepreneurship Index is an annual index that measures the health of the entrepreneurship ecosystems in each of 132 countries. It then ranks the performance of these against each other. This provides a picture of how each country performs in both the domestic and international context.

The GEDI methodology collects data on the entrepreneurial attitudes, abilities and aspirations of the local population and then weights these against the prevailing social and economic ‘infrastructure’ – this includes aspects such as broadband connectivity and the transport links to external markets. This process creates 14 ‘pillars’ which GEDI uses to measure the health of the regional ecosystem.

2016 Global Entrepreneurship Index rankings

RankCountryGDPGEI
1United States5134186.2
2Canada4189479.5
3Australia4283178
4Denmark4199176
5Sweden4374175.9
6Taiwan4039369.7
7Iceland4125068.9
8Switzerland5469867.8
9United Kingdom3701767.7
10France3715466.4
11Singapore7623766
12Ireland4493165.6
13Netherlands4494565.4
14Germany4320764.6
15Austria4437662.9
16Chile2171462.1
17Belgium4060762.1
18Finland3884661.8
19United Arab Emirates5704561.4
20Norway6244861.1
21Israel3102957.4
22Estonia2513257.3
23Luxembourg8773757.2
24Qatar12756256.7
25Lithuania2448354.8
26Latvia2182553.5
27Korea3270853.4
28Turkey1866052.7
29Bahrain4242852.4
30Japan3561450.6
31Slovenia2757650.4
32Spain3159650.2
33Portugal2559650
34Poland2287749.3
35Puerto Rico3363848.1
36Saudi Arabia5206847.8
37Slovakia2626346.4
38Oman4264945.9
39Kuwait8418845.6
40Hong Kong5150945.4
41Hungary2291445.1
42Romania1820044.9
43Colombia1202544.8
44Czech Republic2795944.2
45Greece2454042.1
46Bulgaria1569541.6
47Uruguay1896641.3
48Italy3416741.1
49Cyprus2739441
50Lebanon1662339.9
51Croatia2006339.9
52South Africa1210638.5
53Barbados1529938.5
54Montenegro1415237.5
55Brunei Darussalam6947437.3
56Malaysia2258937
57Macedonia1160936.6
58Costa Rica1343136.2
59Kazakhstan2246735.4
60China1152534.9
61Argentina1870934.8
62Tunisia1076834.4
63Ukraine850833.5
64Jordan1140733.5
65Thailand1393233.4
66Botswana1524733.1
67Panama1879332.4
68Russia2356432.2
69Bolivia593432.1
70Peru1139732
71Dominican Republic1179631.7
72Moldova452131.3
73Namibia927631.3
74Serbia1289330.9
75Algeria1289330.5
76Albania1040530
77Belize821529.8
78Morocco696729.5
79Libya2037128.9
80Iran1509028.8
81Georgia694628.7
82Bosnia and Herzegovina938728.6
83Trinidad & Tobago2946928.2
84Vietnam512528.2
85Nigeria542328.1
86Gabon1864627.8
87Mexico1629127.6
88Ecuador1054127.4
89Egypt1073427.3
90Jamaica860727.3
91Philippines632627
92Brazil1455526.1
93Paraguay783326
94Lao PDR466725.9
95Swaziland647125.8
96El Salvador751525.6
97Sri Lanka942625.5
98India523824.9
99Ghana386424.5
100Venezuela1761524.1
101Cambodia294423
102Zambia380022.8
103Indonesia925422.8
104Kenya270522.1
105Honduras444521.9
106Senegal217021.7
107Guatemala706321.1
108Guyana633619.8
109Pakistan445419.8
110Nicaragua449419.4
111Suriname1555619.3
112Angola748818.6
113Rwanda142618.3
114Ethiopia133617.6
115Cameroon273917.6
116Mozambique107017.6
117Myanmar475217.5
118Gambia, The160817.4
119Liberia85017.3
120Côte d’Ivoire310817
121Tanzania171816.8
122Mali158916.6
123Uganda136815.8
124Benin173315.8
125Bangladesh285315.2
126Burkina Faso158215.1
127Madagascar136914.6
128Sierra Leone149514.3
129Mauritania294513.2
130Malawi75512.4
131Burundi74711.9
132Chad20229.9
Here is a volume packed with important information on entrepreneurship and management subjects critical for the growth of the world’s economies. Its authors are clear leaders in knowledge about entrepreneurship and its key role in the economy. They provide extensive, relevant, and highly illuminating data on a profusion of countries, organized so as to facilitate their use by others. Those who operate in the international arena will be particularly grateful for this work.
William Baumol
William Baumol
New York University