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Sri Lanka jumps 11 positions in Networked Readiness Index

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The recently released 2015 edition of the Global Information Technology Report of the World Economic Forum has placed Sri Lanka at 65th position in networked readiness among 143 economies surveyed. 
Singapore is ranked as the topmost in networked readiness and replaces Finland, which had been number one since 2013. Japan, which climbs an impressive six places, year-on-year basis, to tenth position, also joins the top 10.

Sri Lanka is the highest ranked South Asian nation this year and eighth among the Asian nations beaten only by Singapore (1st), Japan (10th), Korea (12th), Hong Kong (14th), Taiwan (18th), Malaysia (32nd) and China (62nd). 
All these seven countries are industrialised nations with higher per capita GDP rates.
On the other hand, Sri Lanka has been rated above its economic peers; Thailand (67th), South Africa (75th), Indonesia (79th) and Brazil (84th). 
Overall South Asia performance does not look good with India (81st), Bangladesh (102nd) and Pakistan (112th) all not making to the better half. 
Sri Lanka’s this year performance is impressive compared to that of 2014, when it lost points for relatively sluggish infrastructure developments. 
This year, Sri Lanka has improved its status particularly in affordability of ICT facilities, ICT skills, ICT usage by government and social impact of ICTs. In affordability, it is within the top 10 economies. 
Sri Lanka still scores relatively less in infrastructure and individual usage, but both these indicators may improve this year with the recently launched ‘Free Wi-Fi’ programme.  
Sri Lanka has also done well in some indicators that reflect the outcome of development activities of Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA). They are: effectiveness of law-making bodies, laws relating to ICTs, efficiency of legal system in settling disputes, intellectual property protection, importance of ICTs to government’s vision, availability of government online services, government’s success in ICT promotion, impact of ICTs on access to basic services, ICT use and government’s efficiency and e-participation.   

Since 2001, the Networked Readiness Index (NRI) assesses on an annual basis the factors, policies and institutions that enable a country to leverage ICTs for shared prosperity. 
This assessment is based on an aggregation of 53 individual indicators grouped in four main components: environment, readiness, usage and impacts. 
The individual indicators use a combination of data from publicly available sources and the results of a global survey of 13,000 business executives conducted by the World Economic Forum in collaboration with its network of 160 partner institutes.
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