National IT Ranking
By Dr Arshad Ali

"Since 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 "
Below is the complete ranking of 115 countries. Pakistan is ranked 67 with India at 40.
Rank Country Score
1 United States 2.02
2 Singapore 1.89
3 Denmark 1.80
4 Iceland 1.78
5 Finland 1.72
6 Canada 1.54
7 Taiwan 1.51
8 Sweden 1.49
9 Switzerland 1.48
10 United Kingdom 1.44
11 Hong Kong SAR 1.44
12 Netherlands 1.39
13 Norway 1.33
14 Korea, Rep. 1.31
15 Australia 1.28
16 Japan 1.24
17 Germany 1.18
18 Austria 1.18
19 Israel 1.16
20 Ireland 1.15
21 New Zealand 1.14
22 France 1.11
23 Estonia 0.96
24 Malaysia 0.93
25 Belgium 0.87
26 Luxembourg 0.80
27 Portugal 0.56
28 United Arab Emirates 0.54
29 Chile 0.52
30 Malta 0.51
31 Spain 0.47
32 Czech Republic 0.36
33 Cyprus 0.36
34 Thailand 0.35
35 Slovenia 0.34
36 Tunisia 0.33
37 South Africa 0.30
38 Hungary 0.27
39 Qatar 0.25
40 India 0.23
41 Slovak Republic 0.19
42 Italy 0.16
43 Greece 0.08
44 Lithuania 0.08
45 Mauritius 0.07
46 Kuwait 0.06
47 Jordan 0.03
48 Turkey 0.00
49 Bahrain 0.00
50 China -0.01
51 Latvia -0.03
52 Brazil -0.04
53 Poland -0.09
54 Jamaica -0.11
55 Mexico -0.14
56 Botswana -0.16
57 Croatia -0.23
58 Romania -0.23
59 El Salvador -0.24
60 Kazakhstan -0.24
61 Ghana -0.25
62 Colombia -0.27
63 Egypt -0.29
64 Bulgaria -0.31
65 Uruguay -0.31
66 Panama -0.33
67 Pakistan -0.34
68 Indonesia -0.36
69 Costa Rica -0.37
70 Philippines -0.37
71 Argentina -0.38
72 Russian Federation -0.39
73 Azerbaijan -0.40
74 Trinidad and Tobago -0.42
75 Vietnam -0.47
76 Ukraine -0.49
77 Morocco -0.51
78 Namibia -0.53
79 Uganda -0.60
80 Serbia and Montenegro -0.63
81 Venezuela -0.65
82 Macedonia, FYR -0.67
83 Sri Lanka -0.68
84 Tanzania -0.69
85 Peru -0.70
86 Armenia -0.72
87 Algeria -0.72
88 Gambia -0.72
89 Dominican Republic -0.73
90 Nigeria -0.74
91 Kenya -0.75
92 Mongolia -0.76
93 Tajikistan -0.77
94 Moldova -0.78
95 Mali -0.78
96 Georgia -0.82
97 Bosnia and Herzegovina -0.87
98 Guatemala -0.88
99 Cameroon -0.88
100 Honduras -0.89
101 Mozambique -0.94
102 Madagascar -0.99
103 Kyrgyz Republic -1.01
104 Cambodia -1.03
105 Zimbabwe -1.04
106 Albania -1.04
107 Ecuador -1.07
108 Benin -1.07
109 Bolivia -1.10
110 Bangladesh -1.11
111 Guyana -1.11
112 Nicaragua -1.14
113 Paraguay -1.23
114 Chad -1.36
115 Ethiopia -1.39


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