We are pleased to present the inaugural Ashish J. Thakkar Global Entrepreneurship Index 2016. The Index measures entrepreneurial environments around the world against a strict set of criteria that spans cultural, educational, administrative, infrastructural, financial and policy factors. It is designed to highlight which countries are performing well and which countries have room for improvement. It is the first in an annual series and we will monitor the ongoing performance of these countries over time.

Entrepreneurship is key to reducing unemployment and powering economic growth globally. The Index will therefore serve as a crucial tool in providing policy recommendations to both private and public sectors.

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    Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations
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    “Nothing is sadder than vital seeds falling on fallow ground. Imagine that the most important idea in a generation for our future is stillborn simply because it emerges in an environment where there is no entrepreneurial support. For any society, supporting entrepreneurship is not a skill or an edge, it is a duty. This index […]

    Frank Sixt (Director, Li Ka Shing Foundations)
  • Arianna Huffington (Founder & CEO, Thrive Global)

    “The Ashish J. Thakkar Global Entrepreneurship Index will be a valuable tool to identify and create environments where entrepreneurs can thrive.” Arianna Huffington

    Arianna Huffington (Founder & CEO, Thrive Global)