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Oman 63 in world, second in Arab region in Online Services Index: UN survey

Oman 63 in globe, second in Arab area in Online Services Index: UN survey

Compared to the 2016 scores, Oman has enhanced on all 3 indices and is ranked sixth amongst the Arab nations and second in the Online Services Index. Oman produced excellent improvement in the eParticipation index by 33 positions to be ranked 43rd.

For the very first time, the UN eGov report has highlighted the Global Cyber Security Index in which Oman is 1 of the best ten member states with the highest commitment to cybersecurity.

eGovernment Development Index

The survey tracks progress of eGovernment improvement by way of the E-Government Development Index, which assesses eGovernment improvement at the national level. It is a composite index primarily based on the weighted typical of 3 normalised indices.
One-third is derived from a Telecommunications Infrastructure Index primarily based on information collected from Oman and offered via the International Telecommunications Union. One-third of the index is derived from a Human Capital Index primarily based on information offered by Unesco’s Institute of statistics. One-third is from Online Service Index primarily based on information collected from an independent survey questionnaire, carried out by UNDESA.

Online Services index

In the Online Services index, Oman scored 81 per cent compared to 59 per cent in 2016 survey to be the second very best nation in the Arab area in this index. The information in this index is collected by UNDESA via numerous surveys. The researchers assessed each and every country’s national site as effectively as the internet sites of the connected ministries of education, labour, social solutions, well being, finance, and atmosphere as applicable.

Telecommunication Infrastructure Index

The noticeable improvement in the scores of the Telecom Infrastructure Index from 51 per cent in 2016 to 54 per cent in 2018 survey is a reflection of the government initiatives in enhancing the Internet connectivity and broadband solutions.

Human Capital Index

In the Human Capital Index, Oman has enhanced its score to 70 per cent compared to 67 per cent in 2016 report, which reflects the investments and concentrate produced by the government in the education sector and the efforts of the Omani National Committee for Education, Culture and Science for updating information in the database of the Unesco Institute for Statistics.

eParticipation Index

As component of the report, UN also published the eParticipation Index and Oman has enhanced substantially by 33 positions to be the second very best ranking in the Arab area.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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