The Smart City Development Index is an evolving 6-stage benchmarking framework that helps smart city planners analyze the current state of their Smart City initiatives. In doing so, these executives can chart future development plans. Annually, IDC Government Insights methodically carries out a 6 phase benchmarking assessment to determine the top projects across 14 functional smart city domains as described above. 

Phase 0

Public Nominations

March 2019

Phase 1

APeJ in Country Analyst Tracking, Inputs and Ranking

March 2019

Phase 2

Public Voting

April-May 2019

Phase 3

International Advisory Council Voting

May 2019

Phase 4

Results Compilation

May 2019

Phase 5

Announcement of Winners and Awards

June 2019

Phase 6

Report Publications

Nov 2019

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