Jordan moves up on UN e-government survey, ranks eighth regionally

Amman, Sep. 29 (Petra) -- Jordan has made remarkable progress in the United Nations 2022 E-Government Survey, moving up two ranks to eighth place regionally and 17 ranks to 100th place globally.

According to a statement Thursday by the Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship, the biannual survey is issued by the UN's Department of Economic and Social Affairs, examining 193 countries in total.

The report includes one main indicator; the development of e-government, which has three sub-indicators: online services, communications infrastructure and human resources.

Jordan ranked 74th internationally in the 2022 report, compared to 143rd in the 2020 report on the online services sub-indicator, 125th compared to 100th on the communications infrastructure sub-indicator and 108th compared to 115th on the human resources sub-indicator.

Explaining the reason for the decline in the communications infrastructure sub-indicator, the ministry said that it was driven by a delay in launching 5G technology, the slow-paced installation of fiber-optic Internet services and the process of reviewing subscriptions for telecommunications services.

Jordan also achieved a 40 percent progress in the Open Government Data index, developed in the 2020 report, from 0.5729 to 0.7915 in absolute numbers, the statement added.

//Petra// AJ
29/09/2022 15:18:59