New report highlights state of ICT in Africa

April 8, 2009 • Mobile and Telecoms

A new report from the World Economic Forum, which assesses the impact of ICT on the development process and the competitiveness of nations, has been released.

The “Global Information Technology Report 2008/09” report ranks Tunisia the highest among African countries, while Chad is ranked lowest.

Tunisia is ranked 38 globally while Chad is last in the 134-nation survey. Mauritius and South Africa are highly ranked at 51 and 52 respectively. Three African countries, Burundi , Chad and Zimbabwe are in the bottom five of the rankings.

The Report stresses the importance of ICT as a catalyst for growth in the current global turmoil. Denmark and Sweden once again lead the rankings of The Global Information Technology Report 2008-2009, released for the eighth consecutive year.

With record coverage of 134 economies worldwide, the Report remains one of the world’s most comprehensive and authoritative international assessments of the impact of ICT on the development process and the competitiveness of nations.

The Report is produced by the World Economic Forum in cooperation with INSEAD, the leading international business school, and is sponsored by Cisco Systems.

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