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CodeGCI.9THPILLAR.XQ
Indicator Name9th pillar: Techonological readiness
Short definitionThis indicator is a derived from the following indicators: (a) Availability of latest technologies (b) Firm-level technology absorption (c) FDI and technology transfer (d) Internet users (f) Broadband Internet subscriptions and (g) Internet bandwidth.
Long definitionThis indicator is a derived from the following indicators: - (a) Availability of latest technologies (b) Firm-level technology absorption (c) FDI and technology transfer (d) Internet users (f)Broadband Internet subscriptions and (g) Internet bandwidth.
SourceThe Global Competitiveness Report: various issues (http://gcr.weforum.org/).
TopicPublic Sector: Policy & institutions
PeriodicityAnnual
General commentsTwo types of data are used in the GCI: (a) Survey data:These data are the results drawn from the World Economic Forum’s Executive Opinion Survey. (b) Hard data: These data come from indicators obtained from a variety of sources.
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