Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Networked Readiness Index 2010-2011

Nepal ranks 131st with a score of 2.97 among 138 countries in The Networked Readiness Index 2010-2011, published in The Global Information Technology Report 2010-2011 by the World Economic Forum. Last year, Nepal ranked 124th with the score of 2.95 among 133 countries. There were 9 countries after Nepal. This year, Nepal led 7 countries (Zimbabwe, Angola, Swaziland, Bolivia, Timor-Leste, Burundi, and Chad).
India ranks 48th with a score of 4.03, China (36th, 4.35), Pakistan (88th, 3.54), Sri Lanka (66th, 3.81), Bangladesh 115th, 3.19).
Sweden and Singapore continue to top the rankings of The Global Information Technology Report 2010-2011, Transformations 2.0, released by the World Economic Forum, confirming the leadership of the Nordic countries and the Asian Tiger economies in adopting and implementing ICT advances for increased growth and development. Finland jumps to third place, while Switzerland and the United States are steady in fourth and fifth place respectively. The 10th anniversary edition of the report focuses on ICT's power to transform society in the next decade through modernization and innovation.
The Nordic countries lead the way in leveraging ICT. With Denmark in 7th and Norway in 9th place, all are in the top 10, except for Iceland, which is ranked in 16th position. Led by Singapore in second place, the other Asian Tiger economies continue to make progress in the ranking, with both Taiwan, China and Korea improving five places to 6th and 10th respectively, and Hong Kong SAR following closely at 12th.
With a record coverage of 138 economies worldwide, the report remains the world's most comprehensive and authoritative international assessment of the impact of ICT on the development process and the competitiveness of nations. The Networked Readiness Index (NRI) featured in the report examines how prepared countries are to use ICT effectively on three dimensions: the general business, regulatory and infrastructure environment for ICT; the readiness of the three key societal actors individuals, businesses and governments to use and benefit from ICT; and their actual usage of available ICT.
Under the theme Transformations 2.0, this 10th anniversary edition explores the coming transformations powered by ICT, with a focus on the impact they will have on individuals, businesses and governments over the next few years. (2011 April 19)
(For original report click here)