Denmark is the world's 5th most change ready country

Denmark is the fifth most change ready country in the world, resilient to both sudden shock and long-term trends, a new report by KPMG shows.

Change is a present-day certainty impossible to avoid, and how a country prepares for and reacts to sudden shock or long-term trends has a huge impact on the success and welfare of citizens and institutions.

In Denmark, enterprises, government and civil society are all well-prepared to embrace change. In the recent Change Readiness Index 2017 by KPMG, Denmark comes in fifth place.

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Denmark ranks in top 10 on:

  • Innovation and R&D
  • Business environment
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Infrastructure
  • Enterprise sustainability
  • Macroeconomic framework
  • Rule of law
  • Environment and sustainability
  • Government strategic planning and horizon scanning
  • Public administration and state business relations
  • Access to information
  • Safety nets, health and civil society.

Resilient to game changers

The 2017 Change Readiness Index (CRI) indicates the capability of a country – its government, private and public enterprises, people and wider civil society – to anticipate, prepare for, manage, and respond to a wide range of change drivers, and proactively cultivating the resulting opportunities as well as mitigating potential negative impacts.

Leaders in the Change Readiness Index is fundamentally sound positioned for:

  • Shocks such as financial and social instability and natural disasters.
  • Political and economic opportunities and risks such as technology, competition, and changes in government.

Since 2012, the CRI has evolved to become a key tool that provides reliable, independent, and robust information to support the work of governments, civil society institutions, businesses, and the international development community. Find the full CRI report here.

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Top 10 change ready countries 

  1. Switzerland
  2. Sweden
  3. United Arab Emirates
  4. Singapore
  5. Denmark
  6. New Zealand
  7. Netherlands
  8. Finland
  9. Germany
  10. United Kingdom