Colombia still not meeting its goals in competitiveness

According to the president of the National Competitiveness Council, Rosario Córdoba, Colombia is still far from becoming one of the three most competitive in countries in Latin America by the year 2032, which is the goal. “We are just not seeing the accomplishments,” she said, adding that while countries like Mexico, Peru and Brazil consistently take steps forward, Colombia seems to be at a standstill if not taking a step back.

In the Global Competitiveness Index by the World Economic Forum, Colombia fell to 69th place, after being at 68 just the previous year.

Córdoba highlighted efforts originating in the public sector in terms of education, infrastructure, and Science, Technology and Innovation, but reminded the public that a country’s competitiveness improves only if productivity improves as well.

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