Singa­pore has topped an in-depth study of the world’s nations as offer­ing the best envir­on­ment for entre­pren­eurs, accord­ing to an entre­pren­eur­ship index developed by Mara Found­a­tion and Opini­um Research.

The inaug­ur­al Ashish J Thakkar glob­al entre­pren­eur­ship index meas­ures entre­pren­eur­i­al envir­on­ments around the world and assesses each of its 85 coun­tries against a set of cri­ter­ia that spans policy, infra­struc­ture, edu­ca­tion, entre­pren­eur­i­al envir­on­ment and finance.The United King­dom cur­rently ranks fifth over­all, ahead of prom­in­ent com­mer­cial and fin­an­cial centres such as the United States, and much of the EU.