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Global Information Technology Report 2009

From the World Economic Forum – Published 26 March 2009.  The Report stresses the importance of ICT as a catalyst for growth in the current global turmoil.  Denmark and Sweden once again lead the rankings for the eighth consecutive year by the World Economic Forum.

The United States follows suit, up one position from last year, thus confirming its pre-eminence in networked readiness in the current times of economic slowdown.

Singapore 4, Switzerland 5 and the other Nordic countries together with the Netherlands and Canada complete the top 10.

The Report underlines that good education fundamentals and high levels of technological readiness and innovation are essential engines of growth needed to overcome the current economic crisis. Under the theme “Mobility in a Networked World”, this year’s Report places a particular focus on the relationship and interrelations between mobility and ICT.

With record coverage of 134 economies worldwide, the Report remains the world’s most comprehensive and authoritative international assessment of the impact of ICT on the development process and the competitiveness of nations.

The 134 countries ranked in order, with scores, as follows:

1 Denmark 5.85
2 Sweden 5.84
3 United States 5.68
4 Singapore 5.67
5 Switzerland 5.58
6 Finland 5.53
7 Iceland 5.50
8 Norway 5.49
9 Netherlands 5.48
10 Canada 5.41
11 Korea, Rep. 5.37
12 Hong Kong SAR 5.30
13 Taiwan, China 5.30
14 Australia 5.29
15 United Kingdom 5.27
16 Austria 5.22
17 Japan 5.19
18 Estonia 5.19
19 France 5.17
20 Germany 5.17
21 Luxembourg 5.10
22 New Zealand 5.04
23 Ireland 5.03
24 Belgium 5.02
25 Israel 4.98
26 Malta 4.79
27 United Arab Emirates 4.76
28 Malaysia 4.76
29 Qatar 4.68
30 Portugal 4.63
31 Slovenia 4.57
32 Czech Republic 4.53
33 Cyprus 4.52
34 Spain 4.50
35 Lithuania 4.40
36 Barbados 4.38
37 Bahrain 4.38
38 Tunisia 4.34
39 Chile 4.32
40 Saudi Arabia 4.28
41 Hungary 4.28
42 Puerto Rico 4.23
43 Slovak Republic 4.19
44 Jordan 4.19
45 Italy 4.16
46 China 4.15
47 Thailand 4.14
48 Latvia 4.10
49 Croatia 4.09
50 Oman 4.08
51 Mauritius 4.07
52 South Africa 4.07
53 Jamaica 4.03
54 India 4.03
55 Greece 4.00
56 Costa Rica 3.99
57 Kuwait 3.98
58 Romania 3.97
59 Brazil 3.94
60 Azerbaijan 3.93
61 Turkey 3.91
62 Ukraine 3.88
63 Brunei Darussalam 3.87
64 Colombia 3.87
65 Uruguay 3.85
66 Panama 3.84
67 Mexico 3.84
68 Bulgaria 3.80
69 Poland 3.80
70 Vietnam 3.79
71 Montenegro 3.79
72 Sri Lanka 3.79
73 Kazakhstan 3.79
74 Russian Federation 3.77
75 Dominican Republic 3.76
76 Egypt 3.76
77 Botswana 3.72
78 El Salvador 3.69
79 Macedonia, FYR 3.67
80 Senegal 3.67
81 Trinidad and Tobago 3.67
82 Guatemala 3.64
83 Indonesia 3.62
84 Serbia 3.62
85 Philippines 3.60
86 Morocco 3.59
87 Argentina 3.58
88 Georgia 3.48
89 Peru 3.47
90 Nigeria 3.45
91 Gambia, The 3.44
92 Namibia 3.44
93 Mongolia 3.43
94 Syria 3.41
95 Honduras 3.41
96 Venezuela 3.39
97 Kenya 3.35
98 Pakistan 3.31
99 Moldova 3.30
100 Guyana 3.29
101 Libya 3.28
102 Zambia 3.26
103 Ghana 3.25
104 Tajikistan 3.25
105 Albania 3.23
106 Bosnia and Herzegovina 3.23
107 Mali 3.18
108 Algeria 3.14
109 Mauritania 3.12
110 Malawi 3.12
111 Côte d’Ivoire 3.12
112 Madagascar 3.09
113 Burkina Faso 3.07
114 Armenia 3.06
115 Kyrgyz Republic 3.04
116 Ecuador 3.03
117 Suriname 3.03
118 Lesotho 3.02
119 Tanzania 3.01
120 Uganda 2.98
121 Benin 2.96
122 Paraguay 2.93
123 Cameroon 2.93
124 Mozambique 2.91
125 Nicaragua 2.90
126 Cambodia 2.89
127 Nepal 2.85
128 Bolivia 2.82
129 Ethiopia 2.80
130 Bangladesh 2.70
131 Burundi 2.63
132 Zimbabwe 2.49
133 Timor-Leste 2.47
134 Chad 2.44

via World Economic Forum – Global Information Technology Report.

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