Now there are a great many diverse ratings, rankings and indices in the world: indicators of economic, institutional, democratic advancement, etc. They all have one important restriction, though: development understood as mere quantitative growth does not lead to a qualitative transition from one level to the next level.
The vision of the future includes technological breakthroughs, cultural transformations, changes in public relations, new governance systems and other areas where changes over the horizon of 15–20 years can be decisive. The project’s objective is analyzing, on a regular basis, the preparedness of nations to answer to the challenges of tomorrow, their roles in scenarios of the future, their competitiveness measured by means of economic and political benchmarks, the development of industries and community infrastructure.
The project methodology and the first figures were presented in 2017. This report presents updated statistical indicators and expert ratings from May-June 2019.