The Index Simulator

This simulator is for advanced users who have an understanding of the indices and have reviewed their country's ranking in those indices. The Index Simulator allows you to imagine how a change in your country's performance in an index KPI would alter its overall ranking, and to select other countries for comparison.

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Country description

Saudi Arabia is a high-income country. It has a GDP per capita of around 20110 USD (2020) and HDI value of 0.854 (2019)

Index description

The Gov AI readiness index measures national preparedness to harness AI technology for development. The index consists of 3 pillars, that cover 10 dimensions. The scores of these dimensions are calculated based on 33 KPIs.

Results for Saudi Arabia


2020 2021 Simulator
projection
Rank 38 34
Score
56.23Value: 56.22593722
63.42Value: 63.4182
Value: 63.4182

Comparison benchmarks
KPI Information icon 2021
Weight Information icon Best Worst Aspirational value Information icon Saudi Arabia
plus interface iconVision
Rank 1 / Score 100
National AI strategy (1 = yes; 0.5 = forthcoming; 0 = no) Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
100Worst: Afghanistan 0
Best: Argentina 100
100Value: 100
plus interface iconGovernance & Ethics
Rank 72 / Score 53.71
Data protection and privacy legislation Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
50Worst: Afghanistan 0
Best: Albania 100
50Value: 50
Cybersecurity Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
99.54Worst: Yemen 0
Best: United States 100
99.54Value: 99.54
National ethics framework Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
0Worst: Afghanistan 0
Best: Australia 100
0Value: 0
Legal framework's adaptability to digital business models Information icon
Initial Value: 1
78.027 14.7059
65.3Worst: Yemen 14.7059
Best: United States 78.027
65.3Value: 65.2988
plus interface iconDigital Capacity
Rank 15 / Score 71.08
Government promotion of investment in emerging technologies Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
84.33Worst: Venezuela 0
Best: Singapore 100
84.33Value: 84.3349
ICT use and government efficiency Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
83.17Worst: Yemen 0
Best: Singapore 100
83.17Value: 83.17
Online services Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 2.94
68.82Worst: Gambia 2.94
Best: Korea Dem Rep. 100
68.82Value: 68.82
Trust in Government websites and apps Information icon
Initial Value: 1
75.5 18
48Worst: Poland 18
Best: China 75.5
48Value: 48
plus interface iconAdaptibility
Rank 139 / Score 44.12
Effectiveness of government Information icon
Initial Value: 1
96.706 3.8468
52.92Worst: Yemen 3.8468
Best: Singapore 96.706
52.92Value: 52.9217
Government's responsiveness to change Information icon
Initial Value: 1
85.221 7.19746
79.44Worst: Venezuela 7.19746
Best: Singapore 85.221
79.44Value: 79.4403
E-procurement capacity Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
0Worst: Central African Republic 0
Best: Afghanistan 100
0Value: 0
plus interface iconSize
Rank 34 / Score 32.05
Number of non-AI technology unicorns Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
0Worst: Afghanistan 0
Best: United States 100
0Value: 0
Number of AI unicorns Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
0Worst: Afghanistan 0
Best: United States 100
0Value: 0
Market value of large technology firms Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 33.59348237
44.23Worst: Indonesia 33.59348237
Best: United States 100
44.23Value: 44.23196953
Value of trade in ICT services per capita (US $) Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0.842947
66.69Worst: Congo, Democratic Rep. 0.842947
Best: Ireland 100
66.69Value: 66.6945
Value of trade in ICT goods per capita (US $) Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 3.03069
53.74Worst: Afghanistan 3.03069
Best: Singapore 100
53.74Value: 53.7403
Computer software spending Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
27.65Worst: Ethiopia 0
Best: United States 100
27.65Value: 27.6519
plus interface iconInnovation Capacity
Rank 49 / Score 50.31
Entrepreneurial culture Information icon
Initial Value: 1
75.9925 27.3892
61.47Worst: Haiti 27.3892
Best: Israel 75.9925
61.47Value: 61.4675
Business administrative requirements Information icon
Initial Value: 1
94 0.8
44.8Worst: Haiti 0.8
Best: United States 94
44.8Value: 44.8
R&D spending Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0.60342
33.46Worst: Mauritania 0.60342
Best: Israel 100
33.46Value: 33.4583
Company investment in emerging technologies Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
61.52Worst: Angola 0
Best: United States 100
61.52Value: 61.5245
plus interface iconHuman Capital
Rank 32 / Score 53.05
Graduates in STEM Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 8.30888
53.96Worst: Maldives 8.30888
Best: Tunisia 100
53.96Value: 53.9636
Quality of engineering and technology higher education Information icon
Initial Value: 1
95.2333 0
74.1Worst: Afghanistan 0
Best: United States 95.2333
74.1Value: 74.1
Digital skills Information icon
Initial Value: 1
80.5264 24.0935
72.12Worst: Angola 24.0935
Best: Finland 80.5264
72.12Value: 72.1231
Github commits Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
0.46Worst: Congo, Rep. 0
Best: Switzerland 100
0.46Value: 0.458616
Knowledge-intensive employment Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
49.44Worst: Kenya 0
Best: Luxembourg 100
49.44Value: 49.444
Research papers in AI Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
68.23Worst: Barbados 0
Best: China 100
68.23Value: 68.2284
plus interface iconInfrastructure
Rank 17 / Score 74.8
Telecommunications infrastructure Information icon
Initial Value: 1
99.79 3.8
84.42Worst: Central African Republic 3.8
Best: Denmark 99.79
84.42Value: 84.42
5G Infrastructure Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
100Worst: Afghanistan 0
Best: Australia 100
100Value: 100
Supercomputers Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
37.12Worst: Afghanistan 0
Best: China 100
37.12Value: 37.1233
Internet bandwidth Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 48.2848
80.14Worst: Ethiopia 48.2848
Best: Luxembourg 100
80.14Value: 80.1417
Adoption of emerging technologies Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
72.31Worst: Lesotho 0
Best: Netherlands 100
72.31Value: 72.3066
plus interface iconData Availibility
Rank 48 / Score 79.62
Open government data Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
19Worst: Eswatini 0
Best: United Kingdom 100
19Value: 19
Open data policies Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
100Worst: Angola 0
Best: Afghanistan 100
100Value: 100
Statistical Capacity Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 27.7778
Worst: Yemen 27.7778
Best: Estonia 100
Value:
Mobile cellular telephone subscriptions Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 25.8609
100Worst: Central African Republic 25.8609
Best: Argentina 100
100Value: 100
Internet users (% of adult population) Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0.272637
99.5Worst: Burundi 0.272637
Best: Kuwait 100
99.5Value: 99.5
plus interface iconData Representativeness
Rank 49 / Score 79.24
Gender gap in internet access Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
100Worst: Pakistan 0
Best: Ecuador 100
100Value: 100
Gender gap in mobile access Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
96.09Worst: Pakistan 0
Best: Bahrain 100
96.09Value: 96.0938
Socioeconomic gap Information icon
Initial Value: 1
97.98 6.79
76.27Worst: Yemen 6.79
Best: Netherlands 97.98
76.27Value: 76.27
Cost of cheapest internet-enabled device (% of monthly GDP per capita) (100%) Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
44.59Worst: Burundi 0
Best: Australia 100
44.59Value: 44.59
Index Global Highlights
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Global Details
Global Average
47.42 Value: 47.418340625
Developed Economies Average
68.72 68.7198638888889
Developing Economies Average
43.03 43.0261276315789
Highest Ranked Country Country United States
Score
88.16 88.1596
Global Rank 1
Lowest Ranked Country Country Yemen
Score
17.93 17.9294
Global Rank 160
Highest Ranked Developed Country Country United States
Score
88.16 88.1596
Global Rank 1
Lowest Ranked Developed Country Country Croatia
Score
52.3 52.298
Global Rank 61
Highest Ranked Developing Country Country Singapore
Score
82.46 82.4568
Global Rank 2
Lowest Ranked Developing Country Country Yemen
Score
17.93 17.9294
Global Rank 160
Arab Region Details
Arab Average
45.89 45.88555625
Arab Diversified Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, State of Palestine
42.68 42.6819
Arab LDC Comoros, Djibouti, Mauritania, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Yemen
24.49 24.4891
Highest Ranked Country Country United Arab Emirates
Score
71.6 71.5968
Global Rank 19
Lowest Ranked Country Country Yemen
Score
17.93 17.9294
Global Rank 160
Highest Arab Diversified Country Country Egypt
Score
49.75 49.7519
Global Rank 65
Lowest Arab Diversified Country Country Iraq
Score
36.93 36.9307
Global Rank 104
Highest Arab LDC Country Mauritania
Score
29.62 29.6239
Global Rank 141
Lowest Arab LDC Country Yemen
Score
17.93 17.9294
Global Rank 160
Economies per capita
High-Income
65.52 65.5242901960784
Upper-Middle-Income
46.1 46.1008095238095
Lower-Middle-Income
37.25 37.2509785714286
Low Income
29.75 29.7517291666667
Oil Exporting/Importing
Oil Exporting Average Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, China, Colombia, Congo, Rep., Congo, Democratic Rep., Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Indonesia, Iran, Islamic Rep., Iraq, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mauritania, Mexico, Mongolia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Slovak Republic, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen
51.08 51.0817587301587
Oil Importing Average Afghanistan, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Austria, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Chile, Comoros, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Korea Dem Rep., Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Portugal, Korea, Rep., Moldova, Romania, Rwanda, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Togo, Tonga, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Tanzania, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Zimbabwe, Uruguay, Zambia, Central African Republic, Cote d'Ivoire, Czech Republic, South Africa, State of Palestine, North Macedonia, Hong Kong SAR, Kosovo, Puerto Rico, Taiwan
45.19 45.1917145833333
Oil Exporting Best Country United States
Score
88.16 88.1596
Global Rank 1
Oil Exporting Worst Country Yemen
Score
17.93 17.9294
Global Rank 160
Oil Importing Best Country Singapore
Score
82.46 82.4568
Global Rank 2
Oil Importing Worst Country Central African Republic
Score
20.73 20.7344
Global Rank 159
OECD
OECD Average
68.92 68.9223444444445
OECD Developed Average Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Czech Republic
69.89 69.8906333333333
OECD Developing Average Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Korea, Rep., Turkey
56.86 56.858525
OECD Best Country United States
Score
88.16 88.1596
Global Rank 1
OECD Worst Country Mexico
Score
52.62 52.6206
Global Rank 60
OECD Developed Best Country United States
Score
88.16 88.1596
Global Rank 1
OECD Developed Worst Country Mexico
Score
52.62 52.6206
Global Rank 60
OECD Developing Best Country Chile
Score
60.42 60.4175
Global Rank 41
OECD Developing Worst Country Mexico
Score
52.62 52.6206
Global Rank 60
Arab Region
Average
45.89
Highest Ranked Country Country United Arab Emirates
Score 71.6
Rank 19
Lowest Ranked Country Country Yemen
Score 17.93
Rank 160
East Asia and Pacific
Average
55.61
Highest Ranked Country Country Singapore
Score 82.46
Rank 2
Lowest Ranked Country Country Myanmar
Score 31.57
Rank 132
Europe and Central Asia
Average
60.12
Highest Ranked Country Country United Kingdom
Score 81.25
Rank 3
Lowest Ranked Country Country Kyrgyz Republic
Score 37.61
Rank 100
Latin America and The Caribbean
Average
41.83
Highest Ranked Country Country Brazil
Score 60.64
Rank 40
Lowest Ranked Country Country Haiti
Score 25.14
Rank 152
North America
Average
82.95
Highest Ranked Country Country United States
Score 88.16
Rank 1
Lowest Ranked Country Country Canada
Score 77.73
Rank 7
South Asia
Average
37.93
Highest Ranked Country Country India
Score 56.11
Rank 51
Lowest Ranked Country Country Afghanistan
Score 24.38
Rank 154
Sub-Saharan Africa
Average
32.22
Highest Ranked Country Country Mauritius
Score 52.71
Rank 58
Lowest Ranked Country Country Central African Republic
Score 20.73
Rank 159
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