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KUWAIT CITY, Oct 3: Kuwait ranked lower in the survey conducted by the Economic and Social Affairs Department in the United Nations (UN) to measure the development of egovernment for the year 2022, reports Al-Rai daily. This year, Kuwait is under the e-government high development category; compared to the very high development category in the previous year. Kuwait ranked 61st globally and fifth in the Gulf region in the 2022 index globally with 0.7484 points.
The survey assesses the development of e-government in 193 countries throughout the world based on the E-Government Development Index – a quantitative indicator consisting of three sub-indicators: online service, communications infrastructure and human capital.
Each country’s performance is categorized into four – very high, high, medium and low; and the global average rating is 0.6102. On the other hand, three Arab countries are under the ‘very high’ category – the United Arab Emirates (UAE) which ranked 13th globally, Saudi Arabia which ranked 31st globally and Oman which ranked 50th globally. The new study showed a global trend of more reliance on digital governments, taking into consideration the increasing global average – from 0.5988 in 2020 to 0.6102 in 2022. Europe remains on top with 0.8305, followed by Asia (0.6493) and then the Americas (0.6438).