Dubai: The UAE has been ranked 1st regionally and eighth globally within the UN’s 2020 On-line Companies Index (OSI), in line with an e-government survey carried out by the United Nations.
The survey, which in contrast the good companies in 193 counties from all around the world, helps international locations’ efforts to offer efficient, accountable and inclusive digital companies to all and to bridge the digital divide and depart nobody behind.
“The longer term belongs to those that excel digitally”, mentioned His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, on the event.
On his Twitter web page, Sheikh Mohammed mentioned: “Some time in the past, the UN issued the E-government survey, which compares the good companies in 193 international locations. Proudly, the UAE is the primary within the Arab world, area and West Asia and the eighth globally by way of e-Good Companies Index”.
The 2020 United Nations E-Authorities Survey was ready by the Division of Financial and Social Affairs of the United Nations (UN DESA), by way of its Division for Public Establishments and Digital Authorities (DPIDG) over a two-year interval (from July 2018 to June 2020).
The survey is the one international report that assesses the e-government growth standing of all United Nations member States. The evaluation measures e-government efficiency of nations relative to 1 one other, versus being an absolute measurement. It recognises that every nation ought to determine upon the extent and extent of its e-government initiatives consistent with its personal nationwide growth priorities and attaining the SDGs.
The Survey measures e-government effectiveness within the supply of public companies and identifies patterns in e-government growth and efficiency in addition to international locations and areas the place the potential of Data and Communications Applied sciences (ICT) and e-government has not but been totally exploited and the place capability growth help may be useful.
The Survey tracks progress of e-government growth by way of the United Nations E-Authorities Improvement Index (EGDI). The EGDI, which assesses e-government growth on the nationwide stage, is a composite index based mostly on the weighted common of three normalized indices.