Pakistan ranked 76th out of 100 countries on the ‘Inclusive Internet Index 2020’

On the scale where 1 was ranked the best and 100 was the worst, Pakistan secured 76th position.

 

Pakistan has been ranked at the 76th position out of 100 countries on the ‘Inclusive Internet Index 2020’. The index was sketched out by Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).

In its fourth ranking list, EIU graded 100 countries. The ranked countries represent 91pc of the world’s population and 96pc of global GDP.

The ‘Inclusive Internet Index 2020’ ranks the countries on the determinants:

  • Internet’s availability,
  • Affordability,
  • Relevance
  • Readiness of people to use it.

On the scale where 1 was ranked the best and 100 was the worst, Pakistan secured 76th position. As per the survey results, Pakistan was ranked ‘into the last quartile of the global internet index countries overall, and it ranks 24th out of 26 Asian countries.’

“Notable among its weaknesses is by far the largest gender gaps in the index, in both mobile and internet access. Low levels of digital literacy and relatively poor network quality are major impediments to internet inclusion,” the EIU said.

In all four determinants of the ranking, Pakistan’s score remained poor. In terms of availability, Pakistan was ranked 86th out of 100. For affordability, it stood at 57th – which can be deemed as ‘slightly better’ in comparison with other parameters.

In terms of readiness, the country ranked on 64th while Pakistan 71st on relevance (which is the existence and extent of local language content and relevant content).

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