The World Information Society Report 2006 showcasing the results from the Digital Opportunity Index applied to 180 countries was released this week by the ITU. The DOI evaluates the opportunity, infrastructure and utilization of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) worldwide. The report can be downloaded here.
Amongst the countries that LIRNEasia works in, the biggest gainers in the DOI ranking are India and Indonesia. In India, digital opportunity nearly doubled between 2001 and 2005.
However, in the absolute rankings, Maldives and Sri Lanka led the South Asian countries as can be seen in the table below:
The DOI has been developed by a partnership comprising ITU, UNCTAD and the KADO (Korea Agency for Digital Opportunity and Promotion).