Thailand only ASEAN country that drops in digital index

Thailand Only Asean Country That Drops In Digital Index

Thailand is the only country out of five ASEAN nations surveyed in this year’s World Digital Competitiveness Ranking by Switzerland’s International Institute for Management Development (IMD) that dropped in its digital competitiveness despite its ambitious “Thailand 4.0” digitisation programme.

All other countries improved, most of all Indonesia which jumped four ranks to 56, as well as the Philippines and Malaysia, which climbed one rank each to 55 and 26, respectively, while Singapore retained its leadership in the Asia-Pacific region and second worldwide behind the US and ahead of Sweden.

Thailand, however, cropped from rank 39 to 40, mainly owing to a lack of public access to digital public services and subpar participation in public decision-making, the report said. There was also a mixed performance across the three digital sectors used to assess digital competitiveness: future readiness, knowledge and technology, according to Arturo Bris, head of the IMD World Competitiveness Center. In particular, the adoption of technology in society seems to have “margin for improvement,” he said.

This so-called e-participation sub index, which measures citizen access to information, public services and participation in public decision-making, is a key element in adaptive attitude. However, in Thailand, it dipped eight ranks from last year.

In Indonesia, all three digital sectors including their sub factors improved remarkably, although from a low level. In the Philippines, the technology sector showed improvement, as well as the sub factor talent, while future readiness slightly dropped, with negatives variables in business agility, adaptive attitudes and IT integration. In Malaysia, technology and future readiness showed better results, while the knowledge factor dropped because of worse results in the training and education sub factor.

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Thailand is the only country out of five ASEAN nations surveyed in this year’s World Digital Competitiveness Ranking by Switzerland’s International Institute for Management Development (IMD) that dropped in its digital competitiveness despite its ambitious “Thailand 4.0” digitisation programme. All other countries improved, most of all Indonesia which jumped four ranks to 56, as well as the Philippines and Malaysia, which climbed one rank each to 55 and 26, respectively, while Singapore retained its leadership in the Asia-Pacific region and second worldwide behind the US and ahead of Sweden. Thailand, however, cropped from rank 39 to 40, mainly owing to...

Thailand Only Asean Country That Drops In Digital Index

Thailand is the only country out of five ASEAN nations surveyed in this year’s World Digital Competitiveness Ranking by Switzerland’s International Institute for Management Development (IMD) that dropped in its digital competitiveness despite its ambitious “Thailand 4.0” digitisation programme.

All other countries improved, most of all Indonesia which jumped four ranks to 56, as well as the Philippines and Malaysia, which climbed one rank each to 55 and 26, respectively, while Singapore retained its leadership in the Asia-Pacific region and second worldwide behind the US and ahead of Sweden.

Thailand, however, cropped from rank 39 to 40, mainly owing to a lack of public access to digital public services and subpar participation in public decision-making, the report said. There was also a mixed performance across the three digital sectors used to assess digital competitiveness: future readiness, knowledge and technology, according to Arturo Bris, head of the IMD World Competitiveness Center. In particular, the adoption of technology in society seems to have “margin for improvement,” he said.

This so-called e-participation sub index, which measures citizen access to information, public services and participation in public decision-making, is a key element in adaptive attitude. However, in Thailand, it dipped eight ranks from last year.

In Indonesia, all three digital sectors including their sub factors improved remarkably, although from a low level. In the Philippines, the technology sector showed improvement, as well as the sub factor talent, while future readiness slightly dropped, with negatives variables in business agility, adaptive attitudes and IT integration. In Malaysia, technology and future readiness showed better results, while the knowledge factor dropped because of worse results in the training and education sub factor.

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