We're No. 7!: US Drops Two Spots In E-Government Rankings


Despite moves by the Obama Administration toward digital transparency and open data, the US government now ranks seventh worldwide in e-government, down two spots since 2012, according to a United Nations report on the matter.

Just released, the E-Government for the Future We Want report contrasted the 185 United Nations members by the E-Government Development Index. The EGDI is made up by three components of e-government: online service index, human capital index, and information and communications technology. South Korea ranked first, with Australia, Singapore, France and the Netherlands rounding out the top five.

In a section noting mobile use, the report lauded the Obama Administration for its open data prioritization and its use of apps in delivering services to citizens in its digital government plan.

Regionally, Europe led the rankings with 16 of the 25 nations in the "Very High EGDI" category and a regional EGDI average of 0.69. The US and Canada were the only two nations from the Americas in that category. The Americas region's average EGDI came in at 0.51.

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