Document Type : Original Article


1 Associate Professor, Shiraz University, Shiraz.

2 Ph.D. Student, Shiraz University.


Competitiveness level of countries is one of an important index that contains most of the micro and macro economy variables. Thus the main purpose of this study is to design a heuristic model of Global Competitiveness Index in the frame of two-stage DEA and evaluate the efficiency of this index –regards to the 1404 Vision Document- for 40 Asia and North Africa countries from 2010-2011 till 2014-2015. The data collected from the World Economic Forum reports and analyzed by using two-stage DEA and WIN QSB software. The results show that efficiency growth of Global Competitiveness Index does not have an appropriate trend and achieving the goals of 1404 Vision Document require to set reference units that are obtained from this study, as the benchmarks of Iran.


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