Information Technology Landscape in Nations Around the World

Welcome to the database of Information & Communication Technologies (ICT) in nations. The site now encompasses ICT reports covering more than 80 nations plus several white papers on special international ICT topics.

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The reports were created by students in the course " Nations, Policy and Information Technology." This is a 2nd year MBA course offered within the program in Management of Global Information Technology (MOGIT), IT Department, in the Kogod School of Business, at American University, Washington D.C. USA. Professor Erran Carmel teaches this course.

Europe Asia & Australia Mid East & Africa America
Austria
Completed 12/04
Malaysia
Completed 12/04
Cote d'Ivoire
Completed 12/04
Chile
Completed 12/04
Bulgaria
Completed 12/04
Australia
Completed 03/04
Kuwait
Completed 12/04
Peru
Completed 03/04
Malta
Completed 12/04
Vietnam
Completed 03/03
Botswana
Completed 03/04
Panama
Completed 12/03
Spain
Completed 03/04
China
Completed 03/03
Iraq
Completed 03/04
Mexico
Completed 03/03
Cyprus
Completed 03/04
India
Completed 03/03
South Africa
Completed 12/03
Brazil
Completed 12/03
Russia
Completed 03/04
Mongolia
Completed 12/03
Syria
Completed 12/03
Jamaica
Completed 03/03
Sweden
Completed 12/03
New Zealand
Completed 03/03
Senegal
Completed 12/03
Guatemala
Completed 12/02
Finland
Completed 12/02
Korea
Completed 12/02
Bahrain
Completed 03/03
Costa Rica
Completed 12/02
Ireland
Completed 12/02
Hong Kong
Completed 12/02
Jordan
Completed 03/03
Canada
Completed 12/02
Latvia
Completed 12/01
Japan
Completed 12/02
Kenya
Completed 12/02
Argentina
Completed 12/01
Switzerland
Completed 12/02
Taiwan
Completed 12/02
Morocco
Completed 12/02
El Salvador
Completed 12/01
Norway
Completed 12/02
Singapore
Completed 12/01
Nigeria
Completed 12/02
Puerto Rico
Completed 12/01
Poland
Completed 12/02
Thailand
Completed 12/00
Lebanon
Completed 12/01
Trinidad & Tobago
Completed 12/01
Ukraine
Completed 12/01
Bangladesh
Completed 12/99
Armenia
Completed 12/01
Bahamas
Completed 12/00
Belgium
Completed 12/01
Indonesia
Completed 12/99
Israel
Completed 12/01
Bolivia
Completed 12/00
Estonia
Completed 12/01
Philippines
Completed 12/99
Sierra Leone
Completed 12/01
Cuba
Completed 12/00
France
Completed 12/01
Sri Lanka
Completed 3/96
Turkey
Completed 12/01
Ecuador
Completed 12/00
Greece
Completed 12/01
  United Arab Emirates
Completed 12/00
St. Vincent
Completed 01/00
Netherlands
Completed 12/00
  Namibia
Completed 12/99
Nicaragua
Completed 12/99
Iceland
Completed 12/00
  Egypt
Completed 12/99
Columbia
Completed 12/98
Italy
Completed 12/00
  Guinea
Completed 12/99
 
United Kingdom
Completed 12/00
  Ghana
Completed 5/98
 
Romania
Completed 12/99
  Qatar
Completed 12/98
 
Luxembourg
Completed 12/99
  Saudi Arabia
Completed 12/98
 
Portugal
Completed 5/98
  Iran
Completed 5/97
 
Hungary
Completed 5/98
  Palestine
Completed 5/97
 
Germany
Completed 5/98
     
Czech Republic
Completed 12/98
     
Denmark
Completed 5/97
     

The best reports in the respective semesters are listed below and are marked by one or two stars

  • Fall 2004: White Paper on Associations. And an Honorable mention to Bulgaria.
  • Spring 2004: Botswana with Honorable mention to Iraq.
  • Fall 2003: Honorable mention to Sweden, Syria, South Africa, Panama and the White Paper on Offshore Outsourcing.
  • Spring 2003: Viet Nam. With honorable mention to Mexico.
  • 2002: Costa Rica & Finland. With honorable mention to: Guatemala, Hong Kong, Kenya, Korea, Poland
  • 2001: Latvia, Argentina, Technology Parks. With honorable mention to: Estonia, Israel, Cyber Cities.
  • 2000: Ecuador. With honorable mention to Italy, Cuba, UAE.
  • 1999: Egypt & Philippines. With honorable mention to Romania.
  • Fall 1998: Columbia.
  • Spring 1998: Ghana, Portugal.
  • 1997: Iran
  • 1996: Sri Lanka
(Some best reports were replaced as they aged and are therefore no longer on this list)

The principal course project is a descriptive and analytic report that is linked from this menu. The report covers all aspects of I.T. in a country of the student's choice. The completed reports appearing here are unedited and appear as submitted at the end of the course. Since 1995 this report has been the central project of the class.

Reports by Region / Topic

Other Topics/White Papers

  • National Technology Associations
    Completed 12/04
    As technology industry plays a greater role in nations' economies, strong associations of technology companies have emerged.
  • Technology Parks
    Completed 12/01
  • Cybercities
    Completed 12/01
  • Offshore Outsourcing
    Completed 12/03
    Offshore software outsourcing has come to be seen as an avenue for companies in advanced, “high-cost” economies to contract out low-level, labor intensive software development work to companies in “low-cost” developing nations.
  • Siting of Technology Organizations
    Completed 12/03
    Siting is defined as locating of facility (which can be R&D, Manufacturing or any supporting activity like call center) geographically away (may be another state or country) from parent company location.
  • Foreign Aid from Nations and NGOs for ICT
    Completed 12/03
    Developing nations now receive aid specifically for ICT... What many people do not realize is that non-ICT projects often need, or could greatly benefit from, communication, computers, databases and other ICT-related components. .