LIRNEasia is a regional ICT policy and regulation think tank active across the Asia Pacific (About)

Tag Archives: NRI

India and Sri Lanka at same levels of Network Readiness?

The 2013 Network Readiness Index of the World Economic Forum is out. Singapore is in second place worldwide, the only Asian country to make the top 10. Taiwan China, Korea, Hong Kong China and Malaysia occupy 10th, 11th, 14th and 30th positions respectively. China has fallen back seven places to 58th rank. India is now […]

Revamped Network Readiness Index for 2012 out

The Network Readiness Index published by the World Economic Forum has always treated Sri Lanka and India well. They have quoted extensively from the Information and Communication Technology Plan for Sri Lanka 2011–2016 (which is, curiously, not available on the Ministry and ICTA websites). But more on that later. It appears that the methodology has […]

Network Readiness Index 2010-11: Indonesia, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh advance

The World Economic Forum has issued its Global Information Technology Report which includes the NRI rankings. I find the sub indices always more instructive but for now, only the top line aggregate rankings are discussed. The big winner, among the countries LIRNEasia works in and the WEF covers, is Indonesia, advancing from 67th place in […]

Indonesia leaps 14 places in NRI rankings; India drops five

We are not the greatest fans of the Network Readiness Index, but we do believe it matters. Many of these composite indices are built upon questionable data such as the problematic “Internet users/100″ indicator. No time at this moment to probe the details, but here are some key takeaways: The study showed the rapid progress […]


Research Mailing List

Enter your email for research updates:


Flickr Photos