Global Information Technology Report 2008-2009
The region places between 56 and 125 in the world in harnessing information and telecommunication technologies (ICTs).
Thursday, March 26, 2009
To calculate the placement, three areas were taken into account: Environment, Preparedness and Use. Environment measures the degree to which the country's general atmosphere promotes the development of ICTs, measuring factors such as market infrastructure and regulation. Preparedness measures the degree to which agents (individuals, businesses and government) are ready, interested and using ICTs in their daily activities, and use measures the degree to which agents actively utilize ICTs, focusing on how much they gain in terms of productivity and efficiency.
Costa Rica leads in Central America (position 49 in the world), followed by Panama (58), El Salvador (81), Guatemala (83), Honduras (106) and Nicaragua (125).
Investments by Panama are resulting in it being positioned next to Chile in the 2013 Information Technology ranking by the World Economic Forum.
Top of the list in the region is Panama (57 in the world), followed by Costa Rica (58), Guatemala (98), Honduras (99), El Salvador (103) and Nicaragua (131).
Panama is the only country in the region which has improved considerably in the use of information technology in the last year.
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