Author: Mikhail Doroshevich
According to the UNDP 2006 Human Development Report published last week, Belarus has been categorized as a Medium Human Development country and ranked at 67th position.
Among Belarus's neighbors, only Ukraine holds lower position - 77th. Poland is at the 37th place, Lithuania - at 41st, Latvia - at 45th, and Russia - at 65th.
Table 13 (Technology: Diffusion and Creation) of the Report presents ICT development data for Belarus.
|Country:||Rating:||Telephone mainlines, 1990 (per 1,000 people)||Telephone mainlines, 2004 (per 1,000 people)||Cellular subscribers, 1990 (per 1,000 people)||Cellular subscribers, 2004 (per 1,000 people)||Internet users, 1990 (per 1,000 people)||Internet users, 2004 (per 1,000 people)||Patents granted to residents (per million people) 2004||Receipts of royalties and licence fees (US$ per person) 2004||Research and development (R&D)expenditures (% of GDP) 2000-03||Researchers in R&D (per million people) 1990-2003|
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