EGDIExpert Group on Development Issues (Sweden)
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The EGDI is based on an expert assessment survey of the online presence of all 193 United Nations member states, which assesses national websites and how e-government policies and strategies are applied in general and in specific sectors for delivery of essential services.
The report throws the spotlight on the development of e-government across 193 countries from all over the world, through the measurement of EGDI, which is a composite index.
Most of the Asian countries came under the range of high EGDI including Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Thailand, Philippines and Indonesia.
The UAE, however, dropped 4 ranks this year, but has still managed to maintain high EGDI along with the rest of GCC countries.
Mathematically, the EGDI is a weighted average of three normalized scores on the most important dimensions of e-government, namely: scope and quality of online services, development status of telecommunication infrastructure, and inherent human capital.
Indeed, the variety of approaches adopted by the top 20 countries in the 2012 Survey's EGDI serves as proof of the versatility of e-government.
2004), "An Investigation of the Labour Market Earnings in Deprived Areas: Evaluating the Sources of Wage Inequality in the Slums", Helsinki, Finlandia, EGDI and UNU-WIDER, septiembre.
Paper presented at the EGDI Seminar: What do Aid Agencies and Their Co-operating Partners Learn from their Experiences?
The UAE has moved up four places in its position in the e-smart services index of the E-Government Development Index, or EGDI, issued by the United Nations Department of Economics and Social Affairs.
It also analyses the relationships of the EGDI in the small island developing states (SIDS), the landlocked developing states (LLDS) and the least developed countries (LDC) and explores the correlation of e-government with other indicators like national income.