Back to the complete issue
Monday, 9 November 2020

Egypt leads North African countries in Network Readiness Index report rankings

Egypt appears to be the North African country best poised to embrace a digital transformation, ranking 84 in the 2020 Network Readiness Index report (pdf). The index assessed 134 countries across 60 variables and considered them across the four pillars of technology, people, governance, and impact. The index is produced by DC-based thinktank Portulans Institute.

Egypt scored the highest among its North African peers in the people section, which rates how individuals use their skills to participate in the network economy, coming in at number 80. In the governance bucket, however, Egypt scored the lowest in the regional cluster, coming in at number 93. The ranking indicates that more needs to be done to develop trust, enforce regulation and leverage technology to overcome inequalities. The report found that overall, covid-19 is accelerating digital transformation, but increasing dependency on digital tools could widen existing divides between developed countries with sophisticated digital infrastructure and lower income nations.

Enterprise is a daily publication of Enterprise Ventures LLC, an Egyptian limited liability company (commercial register 83594), and a subsidiary of Inktank Communications. Summaries are intended for guidance only and are provided on an as-is basis; kindly refer to the source article in its original language prior to undertaking any action. Neither Enterprise Ventures nor its staff assume any responsibility or liability for the accuracy of the information contained in this publication, whether in the form of summaries or analysis. © 2022 Enterprise Ventures LLC.

Enterprise is available without charge thanks to the generous support of HSBC Egypt (tax ID: 204-901-715), the leading corporate and retail lender in Egypt; EFG Hermes (tax ID: 200-178-385), the leading financial services corporation in frontier emerging markets; SODIC (tax ID: 212-168-002), a leading Egyptian real estate developer; SomaBay (tax ID: 204-903-300), our Red Sea holiday partner; Infinity (tax ID: 474-939-359), the ultimate way to power cities, industries, and homes directly from nature right here in Egypt; CIRA (tax ID: 200-069-608), the leading providers of K-12 and higher level education in Egypt; Orascom Construction (tax ID: 229-988-806), the leading construction and engineering company building infrastructure in Egypt and abroad; Moharram & Partners (tax ID: 616-112-459), the leading public policy and government affairs partner; Palm Hills Developments (tax ID: 432-737-014), a leading developer of commercial and residential properties; Mashreq (tax ID: 204-898-862), the MENA region’s leading homegrown personal and digital bank; Industrial Development Group (IDG) (tax ID:266-965-253), the leading builder of industrial parks in Egypt; Hassan Allam Properties (tax ID:  553-096-567), one of Egypt’s most prominent and leading builders; and Saleh, Barsoum & Abdel Aziz (tax ID: 220-002-827), the leading audit, tax and accounting firm in Egypt.