The World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Report for 2011-2011 comes at a time of economic uncertainty. While governments have injected substantial stimulus funds into nations, "growth in advanced economies remains sluggish as they are mired in persistent unemployment and weak demand," the report states.
However, developing nations weathered the financial storm relatively well. Brazil, China, and India are projected to grow at between 5.5 percent and 10 percent this year, with expansion expected to continue into the coming years. The report calls this part of the world "the major engine of the global economy."
The Report features detailed economic assessments of 139 economies, the most comprehensive of its kind. It also includes an extensive section of data tables with global rankings considering more than 100 indicators.