Document: Global Information Technology Report 2013

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The Global Information Technology Report 2013 is a project within the framework of the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness and Benchmarking Network and the Industry Partnership Programme for Information and Communication Technologies. It is the result of a collaboration between the World Economic Forum and INSEAD. Over time, the series has become one of the most-respected studies of its kind. It is extensively used by policymakers and relevant stakeholders as a unique tool to identify strengths on which to build and weaknesses that need to be addressed by national strategies for enhanced networked readiness. The Global Information Technology Report 2013 features the latest results of the NRI, offering an overview of the current state of ICT readiness in the world. This year’s coverage includes a record number of 144 economies, accounting for over 98 percent of global GDP. A number of essays on the role of ICTs to promote growth and jobs in an increasingly hyperconnected world, as well as policy case studies on developing ICTs, are featured in the Report, together with a comprehensive data section—including detailed profiles for each economy covered and data tables with global rankings for the NRI’s 54 indicators.

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Current Networked Readiness for Growth and Jobs 1.1 The Networked Readiness Index 2013: Benchmarking ICT Uptake and Support for Growth and Jobs in a Hyperconnected World Beñat Bilbao-Osorio (World Economic Forum), Soumitra Dutta (Cornell University), Thierry Geiger (World Economic Forum), and Bruno Lanvin (INSEAD) 1.2 Digitization for Economic Growth and Job Creation Karim Sabbagh, Roman Friedrich, Bahjat El-Darwiche, Milind Singh, and Alex Koster (Booz & Company) 1.3 Convergent Objectives, Divergent Strategies: A Taxonomy of National Broadband and ICT Plans Robert Pepper and John Garrity (Cisco Systems) 1.4 The Importance of National Policy Leadership Phillippa Biggs and Anna Polomska (ITU/UNESCO Broadband Commission for Digital Development) 1.5 Fiber Broadband: A Foundation for Social and Economic Growth Sean Williams (BT) 1.6 The Economic Impact of Next-Generation Mobile Services: How 3G Connections and the Use of Mobile Data Impact GDP Growth Chris Williams, Davide Strusani, David Vincent, and David Kovo (Deloitte LLP) 1.7 Better Measurements for Realizing the Full Potential of Health Information Technologies Elettra Ronchi (OECD), Julia Adler-Milstein and Genna R. Cohen (University of Michigan), and Laura P. Winn and Ashish K. Jha (Harvard School of Public Health) 1.8 Re-Establishing the European Union’s Competitiveness with the Next Wave of Investment in Telecommunications Scott Beardsley, Luis Enriquez, Wim Torfs, Ferry Grijpink, Stagg Newman, Sergio Sandoval, and Malin Strandell-Jansson (McKinsey & Company) 1.9 The Big Opportunity for Inclusive Growth Mikael Hagström and Ian Manocha (SAS Institute Inc.) Part 2: Case Studies of Leveraging ICTs for Competitiveness and Well-Being 2.1 Colombia’s Digital Agenda: Successes and the Challenges Ahead Diego Molano Vega (Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies of Colombia) 2.2 The Metamorphosis to a Knowledge-Based Society: Rwanda Alex Ntale (Rwanda ICT Chamber and Private Sector Federation), Atsushi Yamanaka (Rwanda Development Board-ICT/Japan International Cooperation Agency), and Didier Nkurikiyimfura (Ministry of Youth and ICT of Rwanda) 2.3 E-Government in Latin America: A Review of the Success in Colombia, Uruguay, and Panama Miguel A. Porrúa (Organization of American States) Part 3: Country/Economy Profiles How to Read the Country/Economy Profiles ................................139 Index of Countries/Economies ......................................................141 Country/Economy Profiles ............................................................142 Part 4: Data Tables How to Read the Data Tables .......................................................289 Index of Data Tables .....................................................................291 Data Tables ..................................................................................293

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