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Global Information Technology Report
Click to order the report onlineSince it was first launched in 2001, the Global Information Technology Report has become a valuable and unique benchmarking tool to determine national ICT strengths and weaknesses, and to evaluate progress. It also highlights the continuing importance of ICT application and development for economic growth.

The Report uses the Networked Readiness Index (NRI), covering a total of 115 economies in 2005-2006, to measure the degree of preparation of a nation or community to participate in and benefit from ICT developments.
The NRI is composed of three component indexes which assess:

  • the environment for ICT offered by a given country or community
  • the readiness of the community's key stakeholders - individuals, business and governments
  • and the usage of ICT among these stakeholders

    Global Information Technology Report 2005-2006

  • Report author and Chief Economist Augusto Lopez-Claros I Full interview

     The US has climbed four places this year to bump Singapore out of the top spot in ICT. What happened over the past 12 months? Response (48 sec)

     What is the secret of the Nordic countries that consistently keeps them at the top of the rankings year on year? Response (51 sec)
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  •   Download file in PDF format Country Rankings

    1. US
    2. Singapore
    3. Denmark
    4. Iceland
    5. Finland
    6. Canada
    7. Taiwan
    8. Sweden

    9. Switzerland
    10. UK
    11. Hong Kong
    12. Netherlands
    13. Norway
    14. Korea
    15. Australia
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    Global Information Technology Report 2004-2005

    of the Global Information Technology Report 2004-2005
    by Professor Klaus Schwab

    The global economy is being changed in profound ways by the onward march of science and technology.

    Technological change has, of course, always been a central engine of economic growth, but what is significant about the past decade is the acceleration in the pace of change and, as more and more countries have made efforts to improve their macroeconomic and policy environments, technology and technological innovation appear to have entered a “golden age”, a time when they are emerging as the key drivers of growth and development.

    There are, to be sure, still many basic battles to be won in the developing world, addressing fundamental issues of development, from reducing poverty levels and the incidence of disease to enhancing opportunity and the quality of life for large segments of the world’s population.

    But, as economists are prone to point out, what matters most is what happens “at the margin,” and at the margin technologies today—particularly information and communications technologies (ICT)—are increasingly playing the central catalytic role in pushing the development process forward.
      Download file in PDF format Country Rankings

    1. Singapore
    2. Iceland
    3. Finland
    4. Denmark
    5. US
    6. Sweden
    7. Hong Kong
    8. Japan

    12.United Kingdom
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      Report 2004-2005 Downloads
    Contents (PDF; 1pg; 29k)
    Preface (PDF; 2pgs; 46k)
    Executive Summary (PDF; 5pgs; 66k)
    Networked Readiness Index Rankings (PDF; 4pgs; 33k)
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