Digital Planet 2017: How Competitiveness and Trust in Digital Economies Vary Across the World

Resource published July 15, 2017

The Fletcher School at Tufts University, in partnership with Mastercard, presents the 2017 edition of the Digital Evolution Index (DEI 17).

We live in a time of great resets. Even as globalization comes under attack in many parts of the world, the movement of data across borders is growing exponentially. Digital flows are now responsible for more GDP growth globally than trade in traditional goods. Automation, AI, the Internet of Things and business models such as the “sharing economy“ are changing how we conduct business and our lives. It is in this context that The Fletcher School at Tufts University, in partnership with Mastercard, present the Digital Evolution Index (DEI) 2017. It follows up on the earlier DEI, the world’s first pulse check of the global digital economy that was reported in the widely read 2015 Harvard Business Review article, “Where the Digital Economy is Moving the Fastest.“

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