The IT Industry Competitiveness Index compares 66 countries on the extent to which they are capable of
supporting a strong IT production sector. The Index and analysis as well as this site were created by the Economist Intelligence
Unit for BSA.
About the Index
First published in 2007, the IT Industry Competitiveness Index consists of 26 indicators grouped into six categories.
View the Country Table for all countries' overall and category scores in 2011.
Scroll over the Interactive Map for detail on individual countries' performance in each category
A full explanation of the Index methodology, along with a list of indicator definitions and data sources, can be
found on the Methodology page.
Indicator categories and their weights
- Overall business environment 10%
- IT infrastructure 20%
- Human capital 20%
- Legal environment 10%
- R&D environment 25%
- Support for IT industry development 15%
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