The World Economic Forum’s Executive Opinion Survey (EOS)

The World Economic Forum (WEF) publishes the ‘Global Competitiveness Report’ on a yearly basis, assessing the competitive landscape of economies worldwide and providing insight into the drivers of their productivity and prosperity. A major component of the report is the Executive Opinion Survey (EOS) which measures a nation’s economic environment and its ability to achieve sustained growth. The Survey measures concepts such as appetite for entrepreneurship, skill gaps, and corruption to provide a more accurate assessment of the business environment and drivers of economic development. The Survey also helps calculate the WEF Global Competitiveness Index (GCI), the Networked Readiness Index, the Enabling Trade Index, the Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index, the Gender Gap Index, and the Human Capital Index as well as several other reports, including The Inclusive Economic Growth and Development Report and a number of regional competitiveness studies. Since 2015, InfoPro has been the World Economic Forum’s partner. As part of this partnership it has been tasked with carrying out the EOS survey on a yearly basis – 120 executives were interviewed in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.