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The primary objective of the Center is two-fold. First, the Center intends to establish the concept of "government competitiveness" (GC) as a novel approach for ranking the performance of governments worldwide, and for generating advice based on lessons learned from the ranking. Second, the Center intends to develop a thorough and defensible suite of analytical tools to measure GC, drawing on a diverse scope of collaborator expertise. In pursuing these objectives, the Center focuses not on what a government has achieved in the past, but on policy recommendations to increase future competitiveness.

These goals will be achieved in two stages. First, the concept of GC will be clearly defined and distinguished from similar concepts. The intent is to establish a comprehensive theoretical framework for GC drawing on existing and relevant theories from the social sciences. Second, the framework is applied to the development of a GC index, to enable valid cross-national analyses.