Mubasher: The latest GCC E-Performance Index 2022 revealed that all GCC countries have performed exceptionally well on five major global indicators, showcasing significant progress in digital transformation.
The report was issued by Orient Planet Research (OPR). The GCC E-Performance Index evaluates GCC member countries on several different parameters indicative of growth and highlights the increasing investment by the GCC countries for integration of the latest technological solutions across various sectors, including healthcare, technology, food services, aviation, and education.
The UAE achieved tangible growth in the Index with an average score of 66.22, followed by Saudi Arabia with an average rating of 59.26 and Qatar with 57.63. Oman, Bahrain, and Kuwait scored average ratings of 54.02, 53.43, and 51.36, respectively.
The report spotlights the increased spending on the latest technological solutions to achieve digitally inclusive economies. Recent statistics showed that the UAE’s ICT spending could reach $23 billion by the next year, while Qatar’s and Kuwait's spending is projected to total $9 billion and $10.10 billion, respectively by 2024.
The GCC E-Performance Index aggregates each country’s performance in the top five global indices namely, The Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) 2021 by INSEAD, The Network Readiness Index (NRI) 2021 by Portulans Institute, Government AI Readiness Index 2021 (GAR) by Oxford Insights, The Global Innovation Index (GII) 2022 by World International Property Organization (WIPO), and UN E-Government Development Index (EGDI) 2022 by the United Nations.