The World Economic Forum (WEF) recently published its Global Information Technology Report for 2016 which contained assessments and ranking of countries according to their ability to harness ICT for growth and improvement of the standard of life and quality of living.
Specific aspects used by the WEF to measure each country’s performance include venture capital investment, political and regulatory environment, business and innovation, infrastructure and skills.
The main listing in the report – The Network Readiness Index measures 3 components – environment (infrastructure, market and ICT regulation), readiness (business, government and individual readiness to use ICTs in daily activities) and usage (use of ICT) – placed Zimbabwe on number 122 out of 139 countries.
This is one place down from the country’s 2015 ranking out of 143 countries. The leading countries on the Index were Singapore, Finland, Sweeden, Norway and the USA. The leading Sub Saharan African countries were Mauritius, South Africa, Seychelles, Rwanda and Cape Verde.