This new global survey examines progress towards digital life in 34 nations worldwide. The 3 key areas covered are: Digital Confidence (how readily and confidently individuals and organisations engage with the country’s digital infrastructure); Digital Openness (digital infrastructure facilitates open access to information) ; Digital Entrepreneurship (how readily citizens and organisations are able to innovate and improve using the infrastructure). Previous surveys from 2013 onwards can be downloaded from the website. For further discussion see this LSE blog posting.
Also useful on the topic of ICT infrastructure are
- World Economic forum Global Information technology reports which include a section on networked readiness.
- ITU – ICT Development Index measuring the level and evolution over time of ICT developments within countries. Areas of concern include the digital divide, (i.e. differences between countries in terms of their levels of ICT development) and the development potential of ICTs and the extent to which countries can make use of them to enhance growth and development.
Also issued this week the Global Commission on Internet Governance from the Centre for International Governance Innovation and Chatham House which lays out a suggested strategy for future governance of Internet infrastructure worldwide.