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Going Backwards: Nigeria Slips From 141 To 143 In UN e-Government Rankings



Nigeria has slipped two places in global United Nations (UN) e-Government development index to rank 143 out of 193. The country was 141 in 2014.

The e-Government index measures the readiness of the members of the UN to offer services electronically. There are three important dimensions of the index, namely provision of online services, telecommunications connectivity and human capacity.

South Africa currently ranks 68th position in the UN global index.

Nigeria improved in its world e-Government development ranking from 162 in 2012 to 141 in 2014 and now slipped two spaces in 2016 and unchanged in 2018 to 143 according to UN e-Government Development Index.

“Nigerian e-Government development score increased from 0.2676 in 2012 to 0.2929 in 2014, 0.3291 in 2016, and up to 0.3807 in 2018.

This slip occurred despite slight improvements in overall EDGI ranking in 2016 and 2018 mainly because of stronger showings from other countries within the same period.

African countries higher than Nigeria in the EDGI ranking include South Africa at 68th position, Ghana at 101st position and Rwanda at 120th position.

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