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The Global Information Technology Report (GITR)

Since 2001, INSEAD and the World Economic Forum (WEF) have jointly issued and disseminated what is now the most widely recognized benchmark in the field of technology and competitiveness, namely the GITR. This annual report tracks various dimensions of information technology as a key component of national competitiveness, taking account of the political, regulatory, social and economic environments in which investments are made. It also assesses the ways in which technology, equipment and services are deployed, as well as their impact on development, growth and society. Over the years, an increasing number of countries around the world have adopted the GITR as a cornerstone of their national ICT strategies.


Global Information Technology Report 2016

The Global Information Technology Report 2016 features the latest iteration of the Networked Readiness Index, which assesses the factors, policies and institutions that enable a country to fully leverage information and communication technologies (ICTs) for increased competitiveness and well-being.

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The Global Information Technology Report 2015
ICTs for Inclusive Growth

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Global Information Technology Report (GITR) 2014

Rewards and Risks of Big Data


The GITR 2014 was launched on 23 April 2014 in New York.  The report indicates an alarming lack of progress in bridging the "digital divide" between emerging and developing nations and the world's networked economies. The implications of this growing disparity suggest that less developed countries may miss out on many important benefits from information and communications technology.

The report's Networked Readiness Index (NRI) measures the capacity of 148 economies to leverage ICT for growth and well-being. It finds consistency at the top end of the rankings this year, with Finland (1st), Singapore (2nd), Sweden (3rd), the Netherlands (4th), Norway (5th) and Switzerland (6th) all retaining their positions from last year. The United States (7th) continues its upward trajectory, while Hong Kong SAR (8th) and the Republic of Korea (10th) both climb. The United Kingdom (9th) is the only nation in the top 10 to fall.


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Top ten Networked Readiness Index nations 


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Bruno Lanvin, INSEAD, and Beñat Bilbao-Osorio, World Economic Forum, on the GITR 2014: