Tuesday, August 2, 2016

ASEAN - How did ASEAN countries fare in the UN rankings?

Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore all fell in their e-government rankings compared to their position in 2014, the UN e-Government rankings show.

Indonesia had the largest drop, falling from 106th to 116th place this year. This was followed by Malaysia, dropping from 52nd place to 60th place. Singapore dropped one spot from third to fourth place.

Elsewhere, Thailand moved up 25 spots from 102nd to 77th place. Philippines follows closely behind, moving up from the 95th to 71st spot; while Vietnam climbed 10 spots to 89th place.

UN Survey shows mixed results for ‘world-leading’ D5

Two of the Digital 5 nations fell in the UN e-government rankings this year, showing mixed performance for a group that has called itself a group of “world-leading digital nations.”

Korea fell to third place, after coming in first in 2014.

Israel, meanwhile, dropped from 17th to the 20th place.

The United Kingdom performed best out of the D5, coming in first in the UN rankings. New Zealand moved up one spot to take eight place, and Estonia moved from 15th to 13th place.

Countries that performed better than the lowest-ranked D5 nation include Australia, Singapore, Finland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Denmark, France, Japan, the United States, Canada, Germany, Austria, Spain, Norway and Belgium.

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