02 Apr 5 COUNTRIES TO VISIT FOR THE DYNAMISM OF THEIR DIGITAL ECOSYSTEM
If your criteria for choosing your next holidays or your next learning expeditions is economic dynamism, then its new “best practice” countries could seduce you.
Among the countries with a buoyant digital ecosystem, there are five that have succeeded in implementing digital “best practices” at the heart of their economic activities.
- Kenya: based on reverse innovation to meet the basic needs of the population. This innovation is characterized by a product designed around the needs of end users.
- Jordan uses digital as a factor for economic and social inclusion. The massive influx of refugees raises major integration issues for Jordan. In order to integrate these new populations into a cultural framework, the country attaches great importance to education and knowledge – due in particular to its lack of natural resources – and is a source of talent for many Middle Eastern companies.
- In Colombia, urban innovation is at the service of vulnerable populations and territories. In order to revitalize the capital of the province of Antioquia, Medellin, the city’s policy now consists of creating free zones throughout the province, notably to attract software companies.
- Finland has put bottom-up innovation at the service of citizens. The development of digital innovation in Finland is based on three fundamental principles (unspoken but very real) that guide all the projects deployed and which constitute a real philosophy of action: a very strong open innovation culture, ecosystem work and bottom-up. The mayor of the capital aims to make Helsinki a Platform-as-a-Service.
- In the Philippines, digital technology is at the service of human development and the common good. Filipinos have a very social and sustainable understanding of digital and their strategy has been developed to serve a long-term vision for their country with Ambisyon Natin 2040, which is the collective long-term vision and aspirations of the Filipino people for their country for the next 25 years.