Comparing Countries’ Digital Readiness During the Pandemic

The digitization of business has long been a key feature of advancing economies, but the COVID-19 pandemic is making this transition more than just an asset. It’s now a vital building block for a flexible and socially distant economy; however, countries had virtually no time to prepare. “Almost overnight, the coronavirus was upon us,” explained Bhaskar Chakravorti, dean of global business and director of Fletcher’s Institute for Business in the Global Context. “And everybody—aside from our heroes on the front lines of the public health response systems, those preparing food in restaurants, working in grocery stores, pharmacies, sanitation—became locked away in the […]