The BDO International Business Compass 2015

The BDO International Business Compass was developed in 2012 in collaboration with the renowned Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI), and is being published for a second time this year.

Most companies have a desire to act globally. This is a big step for many and, although it entails great opportunities, it can carry high risks that require careful assessments which are time consuming and costly. The BDO Compass is a unique web tool that provides a means to evaluate the overall social and economic development of countries and regions, ultimately making it possible to rank countries in terms of their investment potential. The Compass is also available in pdf format, both a full Report and a Summary version (see link to Compass site, below).

The data the BDO Compass provides is of particular relevance to companies who act globally or who have ambitions to grow across borders. In addition to providing an overall classification of 174 countries worldwide, including an assessment of the general suitability of each country as a potential market or production location, the BDO Compass web tool also makes it possible to compare two countries within the same period, or with respect to the previous year.

How to Access BDO COMPASS

Please go to to register to access the BDO Compass web tool. Once registered, you can gain access to all the Reports, data and supporting commentary via your individual login.