International Affairs Brief
CITRA acknowledges the importance of international relations and is actively involved with both regional and international telecommunication organizations, in addition to building dynamic relations with its fellow regulators. International Affairs plays an important role in the goals and strategies of CITRA by leveraging the expertise of international organizations such as the ITU and the Arab Regulators Network to provide useful international benchmarks and best practices that can be applied in Kuwait. CITRA is a sector member of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) in all three sectors; radio communication, telecommunication standardization and telecommunication development. CITRA is also a member of the Arab Regulators Network of Telecommunication & Information Technologies (ARNET), Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Association (APTLD), the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) in The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), Regional Internet Registry for Europe Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC).
The ICT Regulatory Tracker is a Regulation Toolkit, produced by the Information for Development Program and the International Telecommunication Union, is a practical, web-based tool intended for ICT policymakers and regulators around the world.
Global Competitiveness Indicator
ICT Adoption is the 3rd pillar in the Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) which measures the country’s adoption to ICT.
The ICT Development Index (IDI) is an index published by the United Nations International Telecommunication Union based on internationally agreed information and communication technologies (ICT) indicators. This makes it a valuable tool for benchmarking the most important indicators for measuring the information society. The IDI is a standard tool that governments, operators, development agencies, researchers and others can use to measure the digital divide and compare ICT performance within and across countries.
The World Economic Forum's Networked Readiness Index (NRI), also referred to as Technology Readiness, measures the propensity for countries to exploit the opportunities offered by information and communications technology (ICT).