The country’s digital score has been calculated as 68 points out of 100 points for 2021, according to the Digital Turkey Index Project carried out by the Informatics Association of Turkey (TBD) with the support of the Digital Transformation Office of the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey.
The project has been kicked off to provide sustainability of digital transformation ecosystem, measure digital maturity level, develop country’s digital economy and provide digital sovereignty, according to Rahmi Aktepe, President of TDB.
Works for the project have been carried out by the TBD project team consisting of 46 people backed by the Digital Transformation Office of the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey.
The scope of the project has been defined and a measurement frame has been formed in this direction. “The Digital Turkey Index model consists of 5 policy axes containing all technological developments and 7 dimensions determining life cycle of activities in them,” said Aktepe.
12 different international indices have been examined in detail and 416 indicators have been determined in total within the scope of the study.
“The Digital Turkey Index measures our country’s digital preparation status, implementation capacity and the impact created with digitalization in line with our national policies by following international developments,” Aktepe added.
Interest of businesses in digital transformation solutions increases and the demand in this direction can be satisfied by local firms to a great extent, according to TDB President.