Dubai – Saudi Arabia comes in 40th position in Network Readiness Index (NRI) for the global information technology according to a report issued by the Arab Investment and Export Credit Guarantee Corporation.
The Network Readiness Index (NRI) has been established to assess the different countries preparedness to leverage ICT advances for increased competitiveness and development.
According to "Al-Riyadh" newspaper, GCC countries led the way among their Middle East peers in the NRI rankings with the UAE at 27th followed by Qatar (29th), Bahrain (37th), Saudi Arabia (40th), Oman (50th) and Kuwait (57th). Jordan was the only non-GCC among the seven top Middle East countries, figuring at number 44 on the rankings.
ICT rankings improved in 8 Arab countries, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Oman, Syria, Libya, in return the ICT global dropped in 6 Arab countries Tunisia, Kuwait, Egypt, Morocco, Algeria, and Mauritania.