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VN up one place in UN e-government index

Update: August, 04/2018 - 07:00
Staff at the Taxation Department in Hà Nội’s Nam Từ Liêm District work with tax payers. – VNA/VNS Photo Hoàng Tùng
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HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam has moved up one place to rank 88th among 193 countries in the United Nations E-Government Survey 2018.

Việt Nam scored High in the Online Services Index (OSI) and E-Participation Index (EPI) (up from 0.5 points to 0.75 points).

In the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Việt Nam was ranked sixth after Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Brunei.

Việt Nam came 99th in the 193 member states in the UN e-government development index in 2014. In 2016, the country moved up to the 89th position.

The country aims to be among the top four countries in ASEAN in e-government development index by 2020.

The E-Government Development Index (EGDI) 2018 was divided into four subgroups (Very-High, High, Middle, and Low).

In this year’s edition, 40 countries scored “Very-High”, with EGDI values in the range of 0.75 to 1. Denmark, Australia and the Republic of Korea are leading countries in e-government development.

The EGDI is a weighted average of normalised scores on the three most important dimensions of e-government: the Online Service Index (OSI), the Telecommunication Infrastructure Index (TII), and the Human Capital Index (HCI).The OSI plays a main role in improving the EGDI.

Biennially, the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) provides an overview of the e-government development in UN member states. — VNS

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