Since 2015, the GCI has tracked the progress of 79 economies in deploying digital infrastructure and capabilities.

This year’s index benchmarks 79 countries according to their performance in 40 indicators that track the impact of ICT on a nation’s economy, digital competitiveness, and future growth. Combined, these countries account for 95 per cent of global GDP.

Mobile broadband affordability, as measured by the cost of mobile broadband divided by GNI per capita, has improved by 25 per cent.

Increased Internet access has opened up new economic opportunities, causing annual spending on e-commerce to almost double since 2014 to more than US$2,000 per person in 2019./.