Network Readiness Index (NRI) Knowledge Partners are a select group of public or private institutions that are passionate about the overall goal of using technology for the good of all.
The Network Readiness Index (NRI) provides a holistic framework for assessing the multi-faceted impact of digital technologies on societies and economic development. Since 2019, the NRI has published by the the Portulans Institute, a non-profit based in Washington DC. The index was first published in 2002 by the World Economic Forum, and was created and is co-edited by Portulans co-founders Prof. Soumitra Dutta and Dr. Bruno Lanvin.
Over the last two decades, the NRI has established itself as one of the most comprehensive assessments of digital readiness, covering over 130 economies from the developing and developed world, representing over 95% of global GDP. Many economies utilize the NRI to design their digital strategies, and the NRI is used and frequently quoted by leaders from the public and private sectors.
Our Knowledge Partners actively engage with the use of technology to enhance competitiveness, to further development and to support an inclusive and sustainable growth agenda. Knowledge Partners commit to engaging with the Portulans Institute to support the development of the NRI across the entire cycle – from its conceptual framework to its execution and launch. Previous Knowledge Partners include Strategy& (Booz & Company), Cisco Systems, the World Information Technology and Services Alliance, and STL Group.
In 2019, the NRI framework was redesigned to reflect the pervasiveness of digital technologies in today’s networked world, and the critical role of digital technologies in building future-ready businesses and societies. The new, holistic NRI framework reflects how technology and people need to be integrated within an effective governance structure in order to have a positive impact on our economy, society, and environment.
The 2022 NRI ranks a total of 131 economies based on their performance across 58 variables, and focuses on the themes of youth and digital transformation. The NRI has been covered in more than 25,000 media and academic articles and reports. Since 2021 the report has been downloaded over 19,500 times, and its website has received over 190,000 unique visitors since October 2020. The NRI also has received over 14,000 hits in Google Scholar.
For more information about becoming a NRI Knowledge Partner, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.