Inspired by the launch of The 2016 Startup Nation Scoreboard by the European Digital Forum, Neelie Kroes, special envoy for Startups in the Netherlands and Sigrid Johannisse, director of StartupDelta, publish a blogpost on whether rankings matter in policymaking. And the answer is “yes”. They write: “Last year the European Digital Forum decided to benchmark all the proposed policy actions mentioned in the Manifesto. A whole movement was born and at this moment the European Digital Forum is working on a second European manifesto.”