• The World Economic Forum’s Global Information Technology Report 2016 finds seven countries are excelling when it comes to economically benefiting from investments in information and communications technologies
  • Worldwide, the report finds nations’ capacity to innovate is increasing across the board, although few have been successful so far in translating these investments into meaningful economic or social impact
  • Singapore leads the report’s Networked Readiness Index, followed by Finland, Sweden, Norway and the United States
  • Geneva, 6 July 2016 – Finland, Switzerland, Sweden, Israel, Singapore, the Netherlands and the United States are leading the world when it comes to generating economic impact from investments in information and communications technologies (ICT), according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Information Technology Report 2016, which is published today.

    On average, this group of high-achieving economies at the pinnacle of the report’s Networked Readiness Index (NRI) economic impact pillar scores 33% higher than other advanced economies and 100% more than emerging and developing economies. The seven are all known for being early and enthusiastic adopters of ICT and their emergence is significant as it demonstrates that adoption of ICTs coupled with a supportive enabling environment characterized by sound regulation, quality infrastructure and ready skills supply among other factors – can pave the way to wider benefits.

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    Photo: Works in Progress Collisions at the World Economic Forum - Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Tianjin, People's Republic of China 2016 (Copyright by World Economic Forum / Greg Beadle / Licence CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

    Source: World Economic Forum

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