Competitive Cities for Jobs and Growth (World Bank)
This World Bank Group report analyses what makes a city competitive and how more cities can grow their economies. Of the 750 global cities analysed in the report, three-quarters have grown faster than their national economies since the early 2000s.
If more cities were competitive, several million additional jobs could be created every year. At the centre of this potential job growth is the private sector, which typically accounts for 75 percent of jobs created. To improve competitiveness, city leaders can adopt policy actions and reforms that help attract, retain, and expand the private sector.