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Global Digital Regulatory Outlook 2023

The Global Digital Regulatory Outlook 2023 benchmarks regulatory progress across 193 countries worldwide, building on the successful track record of the first three editions. This new analysis is the go-to reference for regulators and policy-makers seeking to understand a fast-moving landscape – and shape regulatory chang​e that will benefit all in the quest for digital transformation. 

In addition, the Global Digital Regulatory Outlook 2023 unveils the latest in its suite of highly specialized tools: a unified framework for assessing the state of readiness of national policy, legal and governance frameworks for digital transformation, while supporting national ICT regulators in evidence-based decision decision-making. The unified framework is based on the tried-and-tested G5 Benchmark and the ICT Regulatory Tracker.

The Global ICT Regulatory Outlook series was launched in 2017 shares unique, focused research and offers both evidence and practical advice to support regulators who have embarked on their journey to digital transformation, leveraging collaborative digital regulation. The evolving focus of the series led to rebranding it, as from this edition, into the Global Digital Regulatory Outlook. The analysis is built on ITU’s unique set of benchmarks and evidence-informed frameworks, demonstrating how they can be leveraged by national decision-makers in their strategic and day-to-day work. ​​

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