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    WEF Competitiveness Rankings 2017/2018

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    Date:27 September 2017 
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    Latest NCC Competitiveness Bulletin Published

    The NCC has published a Competitiveness Bulletin summarizing Ireland's performance in the latest World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Index Report. The 2017/2018 Report provides an assessment of the factors driving productivity and prosperity across 137 economies.

    Ireland is ranked 24th, a fall of one place from last year. Overall, Ireland scored 5.16 (out of 7). This represents a slight decrease from the previous year (5.18). Ireland performs well in relation to goods market efficiency, higher education and training, health and primary education, technological readiness, institutions and labour market efficiency. However, Ireland's ranking is being negatively affected by perceptions regarding the quality of infrastructure and access and affordability of credit.

    The full NCC Bulletin on Ireland's performance is available here