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Norway is Among Top 5 Nations for Bridging Digital Divide

The NRI is part of the World Economic Forum’s Global Information Technology Report 2015: ICTs for Inclusive Growth . The NRI Identifies the capacity of countries to leverage Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), by assessing the overall political and business environment, the level of ICT readiness and usage among the population, businesses and government, as well as the overall impacts of ICTs on the economy and society at large.

The 2015 results, which cover 143 economies, confirm the dominance of advanced economies and the persistence of the multiple-faceted digital divides not only across but also within economies. They reveal the pervasive digital poverty that deprives the neediest from the opportunities offered by ICTs, writes the report. 

According to the report, Norway has the best digital infrastructure in the world and Norwegians are second only to Icelanders for access to the Internet (95%.) Norway also scores highly on measures of the impact, with adaptability of the work environment and use of digital in education both ranked third in the world. Almost half of workers are employed in knowledge-intensive jobs, and Norway ranks sixth for the effective use of digital to improve access to basic services.

Here is a list of the top 10 economies making the most of the digital age, According to the NRI:

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