Liverpool has been ranked 36th out of 135 world-wide cities in a new Cities in Motion Index.
Based on data collected between 2011 and 2013 Liverpool was one of only 3 cities that made it into the top 135.
The index was compiled by the IESE Business School at the University of Navarra in Spain, as part of the Cities in Motion Strategies research platform, which involves a global network of city experts, private companies and local authorities.
The IESE Cities in Motion Index uses ten key indicators to measure city performance: governance, urban planning, public management, technology, environment, international outreach, social cohesion, mobility and transportation, human capital, and the local economy.
Liverpool ranked inside the top ten for three of the indicators: environment governance and urban planning. The city came above Manchester in the northwest and above Birmingham and Leeds in the UK.