Bangladesh jumps 20 notches in e-participation, 8 in UN EGD indexes

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National Desk//

Bangladesh has jumped 20 notches on the e-Participation Index and eight in UN e-Government Development Index (EGDI) despite the global crises in the past two years caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The country ranked 111th among 193 countries with a score 0.5630 in this year’s UN e-Government Development Index, according to UN e-Government Survey 2022 conducted United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA).

Besides, Bangladesh has also secured 75th position in the e-Participation Index (EPI) with a score of 0.5227.

The survey outcomes of the 12th edition of EGDI titled E-Government Survey 2022 (The Future of Digital Government) were released on Wednesday at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, according to a release received here today.

Bangladesh was 119th in EGDI scoring 0.5189 and 95th with a score of 0.5714 in 2020.

According to the release, the survey assesses online service delivery, legal and policy framework, status of e-participation as well as telecommunication infrastructure and human capital.

In this year’s index, Bangladesh is in the leading position this year with the highest EGDI values among the least developed countries.

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