Doha, November 27 (QNA) - The State of Qatar has occupied advanced positions internationally and regionally (for the Middle East and North Africa region) in the GovTech Maturity Index (GTEI) 2022 issued by the World Bank (WB) Group.
The State of Qatar ranked (A) in the group of highly developed countries with classification (A) and a maturity level of 87.4%.
The World Bank evaluates the performance of countries worldwide in terms of digital transformation and GovTech maturity based on four groups (A, B, C and D). Whereas Group A represents the countries with an extremely high significant level in GovTech maturity and adoption of public sector digital transformation, Group B represents the countries that have achieved a high level in GovTech maturity and adoption of public sector digital transformation.
The State of Qatar topped the third regionally and sixteenth place globally out of 198 participating countries in the GovTech Maturity Index. The performance of the State of Qatar in all sub-indicators was very high, and it was included in the group of highly developed countries with a rating of (A).
The sub-indicators include the Core Government Systems Index (CGSI), as Qatar ranked 5 regionally and 33rd globally, with a rate of 83.3%. In the Public Service Delivery Index (PSDI), Qatar ranked 3rd regionally and 21st globally, with a rate of 95.4%. In Digital Citizen Engagement Index (DCEI), it ranked 3rd regionally and 17th globally, with a rate of 93.1%. And in terms of GovTech Enablers Index (GTEI), it ranked 7th regionally and 49th globally, with a rate of 77.9%.
Commenting on this achievement, Acting Assistant Undersecretary for Information Technology Affairs at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology Mashael Ali Al Hammadi said: "All entities in the country worked as one team to achieve tangible progress in the field of digital transformation in the country, guided by the Qatar Digital Government 2020 Strategy, which has achieved impressive achievements, and we look forward to launching a new strategy to bring about a quantum leap in Qatar's program towards digital transformation." Mashael Ali Al Hammadi added, "The GovTech Maturity Index issued by the World Bank measures many indicators and elements that contribute to each country's journey towards digital transformation and the extent of its reliance on digital technologies in services and in all other fields. Therefore, the fact that Qatar has advanced international and regional positions in the index confirms the extent of the progress we have made in this field."