To help communities thrive in an increasingly digital world, we must harness the power of digitization to create economic opportunity for all. To this end, we have partnered with Gartner to determine how to effectively measure a country’s digital readiness and interventions that can improve their digital readiness.
This report evaluated 118 countries and 50 U.S. states, exploring how harnessing the power of digitization can create economic opportunity for all. Through our research, we discovered a relationship between a region’s digital readiness and its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita, demonstrating that digital readiness is good for economic growth.
Digital readiness scores range from 5.9 to 20.1, and show which U.S. states and countries are highly digitally ready, and those that are less so. This reveals opportunities for local government, industry, educational institutions, and community organizations to work collaboratively to increase digital readiness and make appropriate interventions for maximum impact.
Countries and states have been further grouped into three broad stages of digital readiness — Activate (the lowest stage); Accelerate (countries in the middle); and Amplify (those which are mostly digitally ready):
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The report summary provides a high-level overview of the seven holistic components used for evaluating a region’s digital readiness, as well as highlights of the countries and individual U.S. states based on the Activate/Accelerate/Amplify framework.
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