Launch of The World Economic Forum’s Global Information Technology Report 2015
The World Economic Forum launches the 2015 edition of the Global Information Technology Report with the support of PwC’s Strategy&.
The report provides a comprehensive assessment of networked readiness, or how prepared an economy is to apply the benefits of information and communications technologies (ICTs) to promote economic growth and well-being.
Published under the theme "ICTs for Inclusive Growth", this year’s report reveals that the world’s developing and emerging economies are failing to exploit the potential of ICTs to drive social and economic transformation and catch up with more advanced nations.
Data from the report’s Networked Readiness Index (NRI), which measures 143 economies in terms of their capacity to prepare for, use, and leverage ICTs, suggests that the gap between the best and worst performing economies is widening.
Those in the top 10% have seen twice the level of improvement since 2012 as those in the bottom 10%. This demonstrates the scale of the challenge facing developing and emerging nations as they seek to develop the infrastructure, institutions, and skills needed to reap the full benefits of ICTs.