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This paper is part of a broader research initiative, the Competitive Cities Knowledge Base, which is managed jointly by the Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice and the Social, Urban, Rural, and Resilience Global Practice of the World Bank Group. Its objective is to create a knowledge base on competitive cities, to improve the understanding of job creation at the city level and as a foundation for a community of practice on this topic for World Bank staff, academia, donor partners, and practitioners.The objective of this paper is to present key findings from the quantitative analysis of the drivers of competitiveness in cites around the world. This initiative has been to focus our energies on bringing to our clients a robust body of knowledge that will address their questions on benchmarking their performance, on understanding what has worked elsewhere and what has not, and on looking at ways to organize for delivery in different contexts.