Philippines jumps to 71st spot in the 2016 eGDI rankings

The Philippines substantially advanced its rankingin the 2016 E-Government Development Index (eGDI) from 95th spot in 2014 to 71st spot in the 2016 rankings. The index is published in the “United Nations E-Government Survey 2016: E-Government in Support of Sustainable Development”[1]. A total of 193 countries are ranked worldwide for their potential to promote e-government development.

Quoting from the report, the survey “…provides new evidence and new analysis to reflect on the potential of e-government to support the implementation of the Agenda and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that are at its core.” The report is an analysis of how much progress has been made to advance the achievement of development goals through the use of e-government processes.[2]

The eGDI is used to measure the readiness and capacity of national administrations to use ICT to deliver public services. The eGDI has three components namely: (1) the Online Service Index or the OSI, (2) the Telecommunication Infrastructure Index or the TII and, (3) the Human Capital Index or the HCI.

The 24-step jump in the Philippine ranking strongly indicates the increasing acceleration of the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the public sector, mainly to improve government operations, enhance the effectiveness of online services and promote transparency and citizen engagement.

The Department of ICT is currently leading the development of the e-Government Master Plan 2.0 (eGMP 2.0) which is the successor to the previous EGMP (2013-2016)2. The plan envisions an even more enhanced e-government presence, targeting a reduction of bureaucratic red tape and giving citizens more efficient access to government services, as more of these become available online.

The complete report may be accessed at the United Nations Public Administration Country Studies website: https://publicadministration.un.org/egovkb/en-us/#.V6P7QdJ96Cg


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ITU-ICT Facts and Figures 2016

Mobile-Cellular Network

7 Billion People around the world live in an area with Mobile-Cellular Network

Mobile-Broadband Networks

84% of the Global Population have access to Mobile-Broadband Networks

Only 67% of the Rural Population have access to Mobile-Broadband Networks

LTE Networks

4 Billion People (53% of the Global Population) have access to LTE Networks

Internet

9 Billion People around the world do not use the Internet

1% of the Population in Asia and the Pacific do not use the Internet

47% of the Global Population use the Internet

9% of the Population in Asia and the Pacific use the Internet

4% of Households in Asia and the Pacific have access to the Internet

Mobile-Broadband 

For every 100 inhabitants in Asia and the Pacific, 42.6 would have a Mobile-Broadband Subscription

Fixed-Broadband 

For every 100 inhabitants in Asia and the Pacific, 10.5 would have a Fixed-Broadband Subscription

 

Source:ITU-ICT Facts and Figures 2016