AsianScientist (Apr. 11, 2013) – The Nordic countries and the Asian Tigers dominate a 2013 World Economic Forum ranking of economies thanks to their business-friendly approach, highly skilled populations and investments in infrastructure, among other strengths.
Finland and Sweden switched places, coming in first and third, respectively, while Singapore came in second in the 2013 Networked Readiness Index (NRI), which measures the capacity of 144 economies to leverage information and communication technologies (ICTs) for growth and well-being.
The Forum’s Global Information Technology Report also shows that digitization has a measurable effect on economic growth and job creation. In emerging markets, a digital boost could help lift over half a billion people out of poverty over the next decade, the report says.