The Networked Readiness Index 2007

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http://www.weforum.org/pdf/gitr/2008/Rankings.pdf

The Networked Readiness Index 2007–2008 rankings

1 Denmark 5.78
2 Sweden 5.72
3 Switzerland 5.53
4 United States 5.49
5 Singapore 5.49
6 Finland 5.47
7 Netherlands 5.44
8 Iceland 5.44
9 Korea, Rep. 5.43
10 Norway 5.38
11 Hong Kong SAR 5.31
12 United Kingdom 5.30
13 Canada 5.30
14 Australia 5.28
15 Austria 5.22
16 Germany 5.19
17 Taiwan, China 5.18
18 Israel 5.18
19 Japan 5.14
20 Estonia 5.12
21 France 5.11
22 New Zealand 5.02
23 Ireland 5.02
24 Luxembourg 4.94
25 Belgium 4.92
26 Malaysia 4.82
27 Malta 4.61
28 Portugal 4.60
29 United Arab Emirates 4.55
30 Slovenia 4.47
31 Spain 4.47
32 Qatar 4.42
33 Lithuania 4.41
34 Chile 4.35
35 Tunisia 4.33
36 Czech Republic 4.33
37 Hungary 4.28
38 Barbados 4.26
39 Puerto Rico 4.25
40 Thailand 4.25
41 Cyprus 4.23
42 Italy 4.21
43 Slovak Republic 4.17
44 Latvia 4.14
45 Bahrain 4.13
46 Jamaica 4.09
47 Jordan 4.08
48 Saudi Arabia 4.07
49 Croatia 4.06
50 India 4.06
51 South Africa 4.05
52 Kuwait 4.01
53 Oman 3.97
54 Mauritius 3.96
55 Turkey 3.96
56 Greece 3.94
57 China 3.90
58 Mexico 3.90
59 Brazil 3.87
60 Costa Rica 3.87
61 Romania 3.86
62 Poland 3.81
63 Egypt 3.74
64 Panama 3.74
65 Uruguay 3.72
66 El Salvador 3.72
67 Azerbaijan 3.72
68 Bulgaria 3.71
69 Colombia 3.71
70 Ukraine 3.69
71 Kazakhstan 3.68
72 Russian Federation 3.68
73 Vietnam 3.67
74 Morocco 3.67
75 Dominican Republic 3.66
76 Indonesia 3.60
77 Argentina 3.59
78 Botswana 3.59
79 Sri Lanka 3.58
80 Guatemala 3.58
81 Philippines 3.56
82 Trinidad and Tobago 3.55
83 Macedonia, FYR 3.49
84 Peru 3.46
85 Senegal 3.46
86 Venezuela 3.44
87 Mongolia 3.43
88 Algeria 3.38
89 Pakistan 3.37
90 Honduras 3.35
91 Georgia 3.34
92 Kenya 3.34
93 Namibia 3.33
94 Nigeria 3.32
95 Bosnia and Herzegovina 3.22
96 Moldova 3.21
97 Mauritania 3.21
98 Tajikistan 3.18
99 Mali 3.17
100 Tanzania 3.17
101 Gambia, The 3.17
102 Guyana 3.16
103 Burkina Faso 3.12
104 Madagascar 3.12
105 Libya 3.10
106 Armenia 3.10
107 Ecuador 3.09
108 Albania 3.06
109 Uganda 3.06
110 Syria 3.06
111 Bolivia 3.05
112 Zambia 3.02
113 Benin 3.01
114 Kyrgyz Republic 2.99
115 Cambodia 2.96
116 Nicaragua 2.95
117 Suriname 2.91
118 Cameroon 2.89
119 Nepal 2.88
120 Paraguay 2.87
121 Mozambique 2.82
122 Lesotho 2.79
123 Ethiopia 2.77
124 Bangladesh 2.65
125 Zimbabwe 2.50
126 Burundi 2.46
127 Chad 2.40


TRIBUNE

Nigeria ranked world’s 94th information technology compliant country

By Edekyn Ilofuan with Agency reports – 10.04.2008

NIGERIA has been ranked 94th on the list of the world’s information technology-compliant countries, according to The Global Information Technology Report 2007-2008 released by the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Wednesday in Geneva, Switzerland. Nigeria scored 3.32 points to earn the ranking out of a total of 127 countries that were surveyed.

The report ranked Denmark the world’s most networked economy having polled a total of 5.78 points, thus retaining its 2006-2007 position. Sweden and Switzerland won the second and third places respectively. Sweden also retained its 2006-2007 position.

The United States was fourth with 5.48 points followed by Singapore, Asia’s first country on the list. Finland which garnered a total of 5.47 points was ranked sixth. The Netherlands won the seventh position followed by Iceland which grabbed eight position.

Republic of Korea is number nine having scored 5.43 points while Norway which scored 5.38 points was tenth. The United Kingdom came 12th behind Hong Kong having been displaced by the Republic of Korea.

Other noticeable fallouts of the report include the dismal performance of notable Western countries. Germany was ranked 16th; Japan 18th; France 21st; Russian Federation 72nd. India, an emerging technological force in Asia took the 50th place while its neighbour, Pakistan was ranked 89th.

Chile, ranked 34, led the South American group. Other Latin American countries that made mark on the list include Brazil, 59th place, directly followed by Costa Rica, while Panama was placed 64th.

In all, Europe dominated the list with 11 of the top 20, including all of the top three. Tunisia which was listed 35th (with 4.33 points) emerged as the foremost African country on the report. It was followed by South Africa which was ranked the 51st and Egypt 63rd.

Other African countries are Morocco (74th), Botswana (78th), Trinidad and Tobago (82nd), Senegal (85th) and Kenya ( 93rd). African states occupied the last three positions on the list. Zimbabwe, which is currently enguffed in political crisis, which experts fear could spiral into bloodshed if urgent action was not taken, took the 125th position with its 2.50 points, followed by Burundi (2.46 points) and Chad which sored 2.40 points was was placed last .


 

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