World Economic Forum (WEF) signs Mishal Pakistan as their Country Partner Institute.

Islamabad, PK – 2 April, 2012 – The World Economic Forum signs Mishal Pakistan as the country partner institute to improve the soft data on economic development issues. The soft data is required for various reports from the Forum.

The Forum Reports measure Pakistan’s performance on various indicators and reports including the Global Competitiveness Report, Global Information Technology Report, Global Financial Risk Index, Global Gender Gap Report, the New Internet World, Travel and Tourism Competiveness Report, the Financial Development Report and other regional reports.

The World Economic Forum in partnership with Mishal Pakistan will also conduct the Executive Opinion Survey 2012 in Pakistan for the Global Competitiveness Report 2012-13.

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 Pakistan will be surveyed to capture their opinion on the business environment in which they operate.

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.

A sample of company executives in Pakistan will be asked to complete this important and confidential survey. Mr. Amir Jahangir of Mishal Pakistan notes that it is vitally important that each executive sampled complete the survey to ensure that Pakistan has accurate and reliable data in the Report.

Mishal will be engaging students from the Business and Journalism schools and the Chambers’ of Commerce and Industry across Pakistan to promote more industry-academia linkages for maximum input from the business community on gauging the business environment and government policies on improving competitiveness of Pakistan across the 12 pillars.

This year Mishal along with the World Economic Forum will have special emphasis on measuring sustainability element of the use of national resources. It will also focus of shaping the future of economic development of Pakistan with responsible use of a country’s resources.

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