UAE leads in ICT readiness

20 June 2009

The UAE leads in the GCC region in terms of its strong performance in the Network Readiness Index (NRI) of the Global Information Technology Report 2008-2009, published by the World Economic Forum and Insead. UAE ranked within the top three from a list of 134 global economies in the category 'Importance of ICT to government vision of the future,' while fifth in 'Government prioritization of ICT,' 11th in 'Government procurement of advanced technology products' and 32nd in 'e-Government Readiness Index. Other countries in the region also reported strong performance making it within the top half of the NRI.

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