India was ranked 44th in the IMD World Digital Competitiveness Ranking 2019 produced by the IMD World Competitiveness Center. The US was ranked as the world’s most digitally competitive economy, followed by Singapore in the second place.
- According to the report, India’s biggest improvement was in the technology sub-factor level, where it holds first position in telecommunications investment.
- The largest leap in the overall ranking was marked by China, moving from 30th to 22nd, and Indonesia, from 62nd to 56th position.
- Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) (8th) and the Republic of Korea (10th) were the two South Asian nations that entered the top-10 list for the first time.
- The Ranking is done based on the measure in capacity and readiness of 63 nations in adopting digital technology for economic transformation in terms of business, government etc.
- The evaluation was done based on 3 factors they are knowledge, technology and future readiness.