The “Prognos Zukunftsatlas®” evaluates the future chances and risks of all 402 districts and independent cities in Germany. It has been published every three years since 2004. This makes it the only nationwide ranking that visualizes regional developments over more than 10 years.
The “Digitalisation Compass 2016” shows how advanced the digitalisation of the economy and the labour market is within the regions. Prognos and Index Group developed the compass in collaboration.
Here, the most important results, location rankings, and the methodology of the “Prognos Zukunftsatlas® 2016” and the “Digitalisation Compass 2016” – summarised for you in a PDF:
Prognos Zukunftsatlas 2016: At a glance (in German)
Interactive maps of Germany
The Handelsblatt publishes the rankings in an interactive map of Germany:
Interactive overall map 2016, incl. strength and dynamic maps (Handelsblatt website)
Digitalisation Compass 2018 (Handelsblatt website) (in German)
How it was evaluated
The prospects of the regions are determined based on a future index. The index is based on 29 macro- and socio-economic indicators. An additional differentiation according to “strength” allows statements about the actual state of a district or a city. The “dynamic” shows how a region has developed over time. For more information on the methodology, see Prognos Zukunftsatlas 2016: At a glance (in German)
Further editions of the Prognos Zukunftsatlas®
The Zukunftsatlas has been published every three years since 2004.
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