Network Readiness Index 2022

Benchmarking the Future of the Network Economy

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Network Readiness Index 2022

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How the ranking works

Since network readiness is a multi-dimensional concept, the Network Readiness Index (NRI) is a composite index constructed with three levels.

The primary level consists of four pillars that make up the fundamental dimensions of network readiness. Each of the fundamental pillars divides into additional sub-pillars that constitute the second level. The third level consists of individual indicators distributed across the different sub-pillars and pillars of the primary and secondary levels. All indicators used within the NRI belong to a pillar and a sub-pillar.


Technology is at the heart of the network economy. This pillar, therefore, seeks to assess the level of technology that is a sine qua non for a country’s participation in the global economy.


The availability and level of technology in a country is only of interest insofar as its population and organizations have the access, resources, and skills to use it productively.


Governance is all about, how safe individuals and firms are in the context of the network economy, regulation and digital inclusion.


Ultimately, readiness in the network economy is a means to improve the growth and well-being in society and the economy.

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Network Readiness Index (NRI) 2022 Highlights


In contrast to previous years, the top 10 performers in the NRI 2022 repositioned themselves in their relative level of network readiness.

It is noteworthy that the top 10 performers are all high-income economies and do well across most of the pillar dimensions comprising the NRI. Each of the top 10 countries achieves top 25 rankings across all four primary pillars (Technology, People, Governance, Impact). As for regional distribution, Singapore and Korea are the only top 10 countries located in Asia and the Pacific, and the United States is the only economy located in the Americas. The rest of the top 10 rankings consist of European countries.

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Knowledge Partners (KPs) are a select group of public or private institutions that are passionate about the overall goal of using technology for the good of all. KPs are actively engaged with the use of technology to enhance competitiveness, to further development and to support an inclusive and sustainable growth agenda. KPs commit to engaging with Portulans Institute to support the development of the NRI across the entire cycle - from its conceptual framework to its execution and launch.

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Initially launched in 2002 with the World Economic Forum, the NRI has been redesigned in 2019 by its founders and co-editors, Soumitra Dutta and Bruno Lanvin, now under the auspices of the Portulans Institute, to reflect how technology and people need to be integrated within an effective governance structure in order to have the right impact on our economy, society and the environment. The 2022 NRI is the fourth edition of this renewed methodological model and it is focused on the role of 'digital natives' in shaping the process of digital transformation. It ranks a total of 131 economies based on their performance across 58 variables.

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