The Global Opportunity in IT-Based Services


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The World Bank and infoDev have recently published a book on the Global Opportunity in IT-Based Services. With a $500 billion addressable market (out of which only about 30% is being realized in 2010), this industry represent a huge opportunity for developing countries.

The book features the "Location Readiness Index", a diagnostic tool that may help countries analyze their strengths and weaknesses in the industry. Overall, one of the main findings is that, given the right business enabling environment, it is the quality of the labor pool what matters the most.

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Arturo Muente-Kunigami
September 29, 2010


Thanks for the comment.

The report is also available also at , along with other publications from our group.



Jennifer Belissent
September 22, 2010

Hi, I would like to print the Global Opportunities in IT Based Services report but there appears to be an error.

I can't seem to do it in either Firefox or IE. Is there any way you could send it to me?

Thank you.