Network Readiness Index 2023

Benchmarking the Future of the Network Economy

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Network Readiness Index 2022

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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.

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Historically, the Top 10 performers in the NRI exhibit three prominent trends: they consistently belong to high-income economies, demonstrating robust network readiness across all dimensions, and European countries continue to dominate the list.

These trends continue in the NRI 2023, with each of the top 10 countries achieving a top 25 ranking across all four primary pillars (Technology, People, Governance, Impact). As for regional distribution, Singapore and Korea remain the only top 10 countries located in Asia and the Pacific, while 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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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 2023 NRI is the fifth edition of this renewed methodological model and it is focused on the issue of trust in our networked society. It ranks a total of 134 economies based on their performance across 58 variables.

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