Professor Chakravorti, Professor Tunnard, and Research Fellow Ravi Shankar Chaturvedi Publish "Digital Planet: Readying for the Rise of the eConsumer"
Date: September 29, 2014
This report introduces the Digital Evolution Index (DEI) as a way to gauge the transformation
of economies in the advanced and developing world from traditional brick-and-mortar to digitally
enabled. The DEI measures the digital trajectories of 50 countries to provide actionable, data-informed
insights for businesses, investors and policymakers. Created by The Fletcher School, in collaboration
with MasterCard Worldwide and DataCash, the DEI analyzes the key underlying drivers and barriers
that govern a country’s evolution into a digital economy: Demand, Supply, Institutional Environment
and Innovation. A longitudinal analysis of these four drivers during the years 2008 to 2013 reveals
both the current state of a country’s digital economy, as well as changes over time.