The World Bank ranked Kuwait last in the Gulf in terms of digital government transformation, according to the data contained in the “Maturity Index of Governmental Technologies – The State of Digital Transformation in the Public Sector”, which was issued by the Bank with the aim of monitoring the levels of maturity reached by world governments in adopting digital transformation and relying on modern technologies in Conducting work in the public sector departments, covering the year 2020.
In a report, the bank stated that Kuwait was classified within the “c” group, which represents countries that have reached an average degree in the maturity of government technologies and the adoption of digital transformation in the public sector in the four areas “sub-indicators” that the index focuses on, which are the indicator of major government systems, the performance indicator Public services, citizen engagement index, and government technology enabler index.
The Government Technology Maturity Index (GTMI) is a composite of 48 key indicators identified to collect data from 198 economies. In addition to Kuwait, Group C includes Afghanistan, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Lebanon, Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Cameroon, Burundi and others.
The World Bank divides the performance of the world’s countries in digital transformation and the maturity of government technologies according to 4 groups “a, b, c, and d”, wherein group “a” includes countries that have reached a “very high” degree in the maturity of government technologies and the adoption of digital transformation in the public sector. , countries such as America, Turkey, Japan, and the UAE, while the “b” group represents countries that have achieved a “high” degree in the maturity of government technologies and the adoption of digital transformation in the public sector, and included Bahrain, Egypt, China, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, and other countries.