Nigeria holds 109th position out of 131 Countries on the Network Readiness Index (NRI) in the year 2022 as ICT Industry experts stress the importance of networked readiness to drive social and economic transformation for African countries.
NRI 2022 confirms that advanced economies in Europe, parts of Asia and the Pacific, and North America are among the world’s most network-ready societies as the list of the top 10 performers indicates. More concretely, 17 of the top 25 countries are in Europe (primarily Northern and Western Europe), four economies are in Eastern and Southeastern Asia, two are in Oceania (Australia and New Zealand), and two are in North America (Canada and the United States).
The NRI was first launched with the World Economic Forum in 2002, and redesigned in 2019. It is an in-depth analysis of 131 countries’ performance across four different dimensions of digital readiness – technology, people, governance, and impact – using 58 different indicators.
The Network Readiness Index 2022 ranks a total of 131 economies that collectively account for almost 95 percent of the global gross domestic product (GDP) and it is a crucial indicator of the ability of a country to harness the potential of ICT infrastructure at its disposal to drive social and economic development.