Bahrain National Competitiveness Council (BNCC) was created on March
29, 2005, in response to
the pressing need for the assessment and improvement of Bahrain’s
The BNCC’s broad-based membership includes leaders from Bahrain’s
business, banking and academic
communities, as well as reputable non-government organisations (NGOs),
all of whom are active in areas relevant to competitiveness.
The objectives of the BNCC are to:
awareness of the importance of the competitiveness of an
economy to the achievement of sustainable economic growth
and continual improvements in living standards;
a national understanding of the factors that affect a country’s
competitiveness and how they interact;
Bahrain’s competitiveness internationally;
analyse and report on Bahrain’s competitive weaknesses;
as an advocacy group to bring about improvements in the
various areas that interact to make Bahrain competitive.
To fulfill its objectives, the BNCC will communicate and cooperate
with all the stakeholders in an effort to raise awareness of its
work in improving Bahrain’s competitiveness. Through its awareness
campaign, the BNCC intends to impart an understanding of competitive
rankings and promote their use as policy and business decision tools.
It will also publish periodic reports on Bahrain’s competitiveness
rankings along with an interpretation of those rankings as they
relate to the various aspects of competitiveness.
The BNCC will communicate and work closely with international organisations
such as the World Economic Forum, the World Bank, the IMF, the UNDP,
UNCTAD and others to ensure that Bahrain is constantly ranked on
their various indices. It will use these rankings to benchmark Bahrain’s
performance internationally and identify the gaps in the various
areas that affect competitiveness as a whole.