Global Information Technology Report by WEF
The Global Information Technology Report is published by the World Economic Forum. Published since 2001, the report aims to evaluate countries’ preparedness for using and leveraging ICTs (for economic development) as well as evaluate their ability to exploit ICT services in such a way to project a path of social development and transformation by improving access to basic services, enhancing connectivity, and creating employment opportunities. This year’s report measures 139 economies, across 53 indicators (split 51% hard data and 49% soft data) and centers around 4 main sub-indices.
Top 5 Countries
5. United States
UAE in focus 2016
The UAE ranked 26th and leading both GCC and MENA region. The UAE ranked 1st in: ICT use and government efficiency, Importance of ICT to government vision and Government success in ICT promotion. The UAE performed very well in Government procurement of advanced tech products ranking (2nd) and (4th) in Laws relating to ICT.
UAE’s performance across indicators