CAPE VERDE - 5TH IN AFRICA TERMS OF ELECTRONIC GOVERNANCE
Cape Verde is one of the five most advanced countries in Africa in terms of electronic governance, according to a communiqué issued by the Operational Information Society Nucleus (NOSI) confirming the contents of the recently published United Nations report “UN E-Government Survey 2008.”
The report evaluates the current situation in each of the 192 UN member states in terms of potential and the development of E-government, and ranks countries based on a quantitative index made up of indicators such as Web access, telecommunications infrastructures and the qualification of human resources.
Cape Verde rose 12 points in the global ranking in comparison to the previous report, in 2005, jumping from 116th to 104th place. Cape Verde is currently the leader in the sub-region that also includes Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, the Gambia, Togo, Liberia, Mauritania, Benin, Ivory Coast, Mali, Burkina Faso, Guinea Bissau, Sierra Leone, the Republic of Guinea and Niger.
The only African countries ahead of Cape Verde are South Africa, Mauritius, the Seychelles and Egypt.
Cape Verde’s e-readiness rating, according to the report, is 0.416, slightly below the world average of 0.454.
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