(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) The Qatari Businessmen Association (QBA) and SESRI - Social Economic Survey Research Institute in Qatar University will conduct the Executive Opinion Survey 2013 in the State of Qatar.
It will be held in partneship with Geneva-based The World Economic Forum. HE Sheikh Mohamad Bin Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani announced the launching of the Executive Opinion Survey that is conducted in partnership with the World Economic Forum.
The Executive Opinion Survey, "The Voice of the Business Community" is a major component of The Global Competitiveness Report and provides the key ingredient that turns the Report into a representative annual measure of a nation's economic environment and its ability to achieve sustained growth. The Survey gathers valuable information on a broad range of variables for which hard data sources are scarce or nonexistent.
High level business executives operating in Qatar will be surveyed to capture their opinion on the business environment in which they operate. A sample of company executives in Qatar will be asked to complete this important and confidential survey.
The Qatari businessmen association and SESRI note that it is vitally important that each executive sampled complete the survey to ensure that Qatar has accurate and reliable data in the Report.
"The Competitiveness Report studies 12 competitive pillars for 144 countries, and provides a comprehensive picture of the competitiveness in countries around the world at all stages of its development.
These pillars include Institutions, Infrastructure, Macroeconomic Environment, Health and Primary Education, Higher Education and Training, in addition to the Goods Market Efficiency, and the Labor market efficiency and other pillars," said Sheikh Mohamad Bin Faisal.
"Currently Qatar leads the Arab world and the Middle Eastern countries for the third consecutive year to rank 11th on the Global Competitiveness Index that is declared in the World Economic Forum's annual report for this year."
According to the report, the competitive advantage of Qatar depends on the strong foundations of institutional frameworks, stable economic environment and an effective goods market, in addition to the absence of corruption, presence of security and financial stability.
It is worth mentioning that QBA and SESRI - Social Economic Survey Research Institute in Qatar University are strategic partners of the World Economic Forum for the second year now; however, throughout the previous seven years, Qatari Businessmen Association (QBA) has been the local exclusive partner of WEF.
The Global Competitiveness Report has been the World Economic Forum's flagship publication since 1979 and is widely recognized as the world's leading cross-country comparison of factors affecting economic competitiveness and growth.