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.

Country description

South Africa is an upper middle income country. It has a GDP per capita of around 6994.21 USD (2021) and HDI value of 0.71 (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 South Africa


2020 2021 Simulator
projection
Rank 59 68
Score
48.25Value: 48.2496896
48.24Value: 48.2368
Value: 48.2368

Comparison benchmarks
Compare to:
Top 3 in Income Group
Top 3 in Region
Compare to:
Income Group
Region
KPI Information icon 2021
Weight Information icon Best Worst Aspirational value Information icon South Africa
plus interface iconVision
Rank 63 / Score 0
National AI strategy (1 = yes; 0.5 = forthcoming; 0 = no)Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
Worst: Afghanistan 0
Best: Argentina 100
0%
0Value: 0
plus interface iconGovernance & Ethics
Rank 66 / Score 55.22
Data protection and privacy legislationInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
Worst: Afghanistan 0
Best: Albania 100
100%
100Value: 100
CybersecurityInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
Worst: Yemen 0
Best: United States 100
78.46%
78.46Value: 78.46
National ethics frameworkInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
Worst: Afghanistan 0
Best: Australia 100
0%
0Value: 0
Legal framework's adaptability to digital business modelsInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
78.027 14.7059
Worst: Yemen 14.7059
Best: United States 78.027
43.8%
42.44Value: 42.4395
plus interface iconDigital Capacity
Rank 89 / Score 45.37
Government promotion of investment in emerging technologiesInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
Worst: Venezuela 0
Best: Singapore 100
31.77%
31.77Value: 31.7699
ICT use and government efficiencyInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
Worst: Yemen 0
Best: Singapore 100
32.7%
32.7Value: 32.7
Online servicesInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 2.94
Worst: Gambia 2.94
Best: Korea Dem Rep. 100
73.94%
74.71Value: 74.71
Trust in Government websites and appsInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
75.5 18
Worst: Poland 18
Best: China 75.5
42.26%
42.3Value: 42.3
plus interface iconAdaptability
Rank 75 / Score 63.07
Effectiveness of governmentInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
96.706 3.8468
Worst: Yemen 3.8468
Best: Singapore 96.706
56.15%
55.99Value: 55.9879
Government's responsiveness to changeInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
85.221 7.19746
Worst: Venezuela 7.19746
Best: Singapore 85.221
33.37%
33.23Value: 33.2322
E-procurement capacityInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
Worst: Cuba 0
Best: Afghanistan 100
100%
100Value: 100
plus interface iconSize
Rank 55 / Score 26.44
Number of non-AI technology unicornsInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
Worst: Afghanistan 0
Best: United States 100
12.42%
12.42Value: 12.4226
Number of AI unicornsInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
Worst: Afghanistan 0
Best: United States 100
0%
0Value: 0
Market value of large technology firmsInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 33.59348237
Worst: Indonesia 33.59348237
Best: United States 100
N/AValue: N/A
Value of trade in ICT services per capita (US $)Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0.842947
Worst: Congo, Democratic Rep. 0.842947
Best: Ireland 100
42.15%
42.64Value: 42.6377
Value of trade in ICT goods per capita (US $)Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 3.03069
Worst: Afghanistan 3.03069
Best: Singapore 100
42.54%
44.28Value: 44.283
Computer software spendingInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
Worst: Ethiopia 0
Best: United States 100
32.85%
32.85Value: 32.8473
plus interface iconInnovation Capacity
Rank 42 / Score 52.38
Entrepreneurial cultureInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
75.9925 27.3892
Worst: Haiti 27.3892
Best: Israel 75.9925
59.72%
56.42Value: 56.4152
Business administrative requirementsInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
94 0.8
Worst: Haiti 0.8
Best: United States 94
71.35%
67.3Value: 67.3
R&D spendingInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0.60342
Worst: Mauritania 0.60342
Best: Israel 100
33.58%
33.98Value: 33.9811
Company investment in emerging technologiesInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
Worst: Angola 0
Best: United States 100
51.83%
51.83Value: 51.8286
plus interface iconHuman Capital
Rank 65 / Score 38.59
Graduates in STEMInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 8.30888
Worst: Maldives 8.30888
Best: Tunisia 100
37.15%
42.37Value: 42.3693
Quality of engineering and technology higher educationInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
95.2333 0
Worst: Afghanistan 0
Best: United States 95.2333
44.56%
42.43Value: 42.4333
Digital skillsInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
80.5264 24.0935
Worst: Angola 24.0935
Best: Finland 80.5264
24.43%
37.88Value: 37.8818
Knowledge-intensive employmentInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
Worst: Kenya 0
Best: Luxembourg 100
40.3%
40.3Value: 40.2965
Github commitsInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
Worst: Congo, Rep. 0
Best: Switzerland 100
4.77%
4.77Value: 4.77107
Research papers in AIInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
Worst: Barbados 0
Best: China 100
63.8%
63.8Value: 63.8
plus interface iconInfrastructure
Rank 47 / Score 57.44
Telecommunications infrastructureInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
99.79 3.8
Worst: Central African Republic 3.8
Best: Denmark 99.79
56.8%
58.32Value: 58.32
5G InfrastructureInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
Worst: Afghanistan 0
Best: Australia 100
100%
100Value: 100
Internet bandwidthInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 48.2848
Worst: Ethiopia 48.2848
Best: Luxembourg 100
31.53%
64.59Value: 64.5905
SupercomputersInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
Worst: Afghanistan 0
Best: China 100
0%
0Value: 0
Adoption of emerging technologiesInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
Worst: Lesotho 0
Best: Netherlands 100
64.29%
64.29Value: 64.2853
plus interface iconData Availability
Rank 81 / Score 65.96
Open government dataInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
Worst: Eswatini 0
Best: United Kingdom 100
34%
34Value: 34
Statistical CapacityInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 27.7778
Worst: Yemen 27.7778
Best: Korea Dem Rep. 100
73.85%
81.11Value: 81.1111
Open data policiesInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
Worst: Angola 0
Best: Afghanistan 100
50%
50Value: 50
Mobile cellular telephone subscriptionsInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 25.8609
Worst: Central African Republic 25.8609
Best: Argentina 100
100%
100Value: 100
Internet users (% of adult population)Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0.272637
Worst: Burundi 0.272637
Best: Kuwait 100
64.6%
64.7Value: 64.6971
plus interface iconData Representativeness
Rank 84 / Score 70.57
Gender gap in internet accessInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
Worst: Pakistan 0
Best: Ecuador 100
61.36%
61.36Value: 61.3601
Socioeconomic gapInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
97.98 6.79
Worst: Yemen 6.79
Best: Netherlands 97.98
64.56%
65.66Value: 65.66
Gender gap in mobile accessInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
Worst: Pakistan 0
Best: Bahrain 100
95.31%
95.31Value: 95.3125
Cost of cheapest internet-enabled device (% of monthly GDP per capita) (100%)Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
Worst: Burundi 0
Best: Australia 100
59.94%
59.94Value: 59.94
Index Global Highlights
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 Information icon
Arab Average
45.89 45.88555625
Arab Diversified Lebanon, Egypt, State of Palestine, Jordan, Iraq
42.68 42.6819
Arab LDC Mauritania, Djibouti, Comoros, Somalia, Yemen, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic
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 Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong SAR, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mauritius, Monaco, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Palau, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, St. Kitts and Nevis, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Slovak Republic, Korea, Rep.
65.52 65.5242901960784
Upper-Middle-Income Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Fiji, Gabon, Georgia, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Indonesia, Iran, Islamic Rep., Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Montenegro, Namibia, Paraguay, Peru, Russian Federation, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Serbia, Suriname, Thailand, Tonga, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Venezuela, South Africa, North Macedonia, Kosovo, Dominican Republic
46.1 46.1008095238095
Lower-Middle-Income Algeria, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Comoros, Cote d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, El Salvador, Eswatini, Ghana, Honduras, India, Kenya, Kiribati, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Lesotho, Mauritania, Micronesia, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Moldova, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste, Tunisia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Zimbabwe, Uruguay, Zambia, State of Palestine, Congo, Rep., Papua New Guinea, Tanzania, Viet Nam
37.25 37.2509785714286
Low Income Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Rep., Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Korea Dem Rep., Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Togo, Uganda, Yemen
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, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela, Yemen, Slovak Republic, Viet Nam
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, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, 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, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Zimbabwe, Uruguay, Zambia, Central African Republic, Czech Republic, South Africa, State of Palestine, North Macedonia, Hong Kong SAR, Kosovo, Puerto Rico, Taiwan, Korea Dem Rep., Tanzania
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 Information icon
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 Information icon
Simple Average
46.3
Highest Ranked Country Country United Arab Emirates
Score 71.6
Rank 19
Lowest Ranked Country Country Yemen
Score 17.93
Rank 160
AMU Information icon
Simple Average
38.91
Highest Ranked Country Country Tunisia
Score 45.71
Rank 77
Lowest Ranked Country Country Mauritania
Score 29.62
Rank 141
East Asia and Pacific Information icon
Simple 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 Information icon
Simple 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 Information icon
Simple 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 Information icon
Simple 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 Information icon
Simple 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 Information icon
Simple 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
Organization of Islamic Cooperation Information icon
Simple Average
40.28
Highest Ranked Country Country United Arab Emirates
Score 71.6
Rank 19
Lowest Ranked Country Country Yemen
Score 17.93
Rank 160
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