In the Grant Thornton Global Dynamism Index (GDI), they define dynamism as the changes to the economy which have enabled recovery
from the 2008-09 economic recession and are likely to lead to a fast rate of future growth. The model was developed by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), who analysed 50 economies on 22 indicators of dynamism across five categories: business operating environment, economics & growth, science & technology, labour & human capital and financing environment. To validate and weight the indicators, the
EIU then conducted a survey of 406 senior executives from across the globe, in which respondents were asked to assign an importance to each indicator for their organisation.