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

Sao Tome and Principe is a lower middle income country. It has a GDP per capita of around 2449.33 USD (2021) and HDI value of 0.62 (2019)

Index description

Digital transformation needs the availability of appropriate infrastructure, skilled human resources, adequate governance and impact on national development. Developed by Portulans Institute, this index assesses 134 economies based on their performance across 60 variables.

Results for Sao Tome and Principe


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Comparison benchmarks
KPI Information icon 2021
Weight Information icon Best Worst Aspirational value Information icon Sao Tome and Principe
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mobile tariffsInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
N/AWorst: Zimbabwe 0
Best: Luxembourg 100
0%
N/AValue: N/A
handset pricesInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
N/AWorst: Burundi 0
Best: Australia 100
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N/AValue: N/A
Internet accessInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
N/AWorst: Burundi 0
Best: United Arab Emirates 100
0%
N/AValue: N/A
SMS sent by population 15-69Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
N/AWorst: Uganda 0
Best: United States 100
0%
N/AValue: N/A
Population covered by at least a 3G mobile networkInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
N/AWorst: Cameroon 0
Best: United Arab Emirates 100
0%
N/AValue: N/A
International internet bandwidthInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
N/AWorst: Burundi 0
Best: China 100
0%
N/AValue: N/A
Internet access in schoolsInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
N/AWorst: Burundi 0
Best: United Arab Emirates 100
0%
N/AValue: N/A
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GitHub commitsInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
N/AWorst: Burkina Faso 0
Best: Switzerland 100
0%
N/AValue: N/A
Wikipedia editsInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
N/AWorst: Ethiopia 0
Best: Israel 100
0%
N/AValue: N/A
Internet domain registrationsInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
N/AWorst: Angola 0
Best: Iceland 100
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N/AValue: N/A
Mobile apps developmentInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
N/AWorst: Namibia 0
Best: Austria 100
0%
N/AValue: N/A
AI scientific publicationsInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
N/AWorst: Gambia 0
Best: China 100
0%
N/AValue: N/A
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Adoption of emerging technologiesInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
N/AWorst: Lesotho 0
Best: Netherlands 100
0%
N/AValue: N/A
Investment in emerging technologiesInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
N/AWorst: Angola 0
Best: United States 100
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N/AValue: N/A
Computer software spendingInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
N/AWorst: Ethiopia 0
Best: United States 100
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N/AValue: N/A
Robot densityInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
N/AWorst: Peru 0
Best: Japan 100
0%
N/AValue: N/A
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Active mobile broadband subscriptionsInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
N/AWorst: Iceland 0
Best: China 100
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Use of virtual social networksInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
N/AWorst: Chad 0
Best: United Arab Emirates 100
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N/AValue: N/A
Tertiary enrollmentInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
N/AWorst: Malawi 0
Best: Greece 100
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N/AValue: N/A
Adult literacy rateInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
N/AWorst: Chad 0
Best: Ukraine 100
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ICT SkillsInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
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N/AWorst: Bangladesh 0
Best: Luxembourg 100
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Firms with websiteInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
N/AWorst: Chad 0
Best: Finland 100
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GERD financed by business enterpriseInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
N/AWorst: Congo, Democratic Rep. 0
Best: Thailand 100
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Internet shoppingInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
N/AWorst: Ethiopia 0
Best: Denmark 100
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professionalsInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
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N/AWorst: Burundi 0
Best: Luxembourg 100
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Technicians and associate professionalsInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
N/AWorst: Malawi 0
Best: Germany 100
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Annual investment in telecommunication servicesInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
N/AWorst: Viet Nam 0
Best: United States 100
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N/AValue: N/A
GERD performed by business enterpriseInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
N/AWorst: Ethiopia 0
Best: Israel 100
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N/AValue: N/A
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Government online servicesInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
N/AWorst: Gambia 0
Best: Korea, Rep. 100
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N/AValue: N/A
Publication and use of open dataInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
N/AWorst: Eswatini 0
Best: United Kingdom 100
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N/AValue: N/A
Government promotion of investment in emerging technologiesInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
N/AWorst: Lesotho 0
Best: Singapore 100
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N/AValue: N/A
R&D expenditure by governments and higher educationInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
N/AWorst: Guatemala 0
Best: Denmark 100
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N/AValue: N/A
plus interface iconTrust
Secure Internet serversInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
N/AWorst: Chad 0
Best: Denmark 100
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N/AValue: N/A
Online access to financial accountInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
N/AWorst: Ethiopia 0
Best: Norway 100
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N/AValue: N/A
CybersecurityInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
N/AWorst: Burundi 0
Best: United States 100
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N/AValue: N/A
Internet shoppingInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
N/AWorst: Ethiopia 0
Best: Denmark 100
0%
N/AValue: N/A
plus interface iconRegulation
Regulatory qualityInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
N/AWorst: Congo, Democratic Rep. 0
Best: Singapore 100
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N/AValue: N/A
Legal framework's adaptability to emerging technologiesInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
N/AWorst: Lesotho 0
Best: Finland 100
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N/AValue: N/A
e-commerce legislationInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
N/AWorst: Congo, Democratic Rep. 0
Best: Viet Nam 100
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N/AValue: N/A
Privacy protection by law contentInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
N/AWorst: Iran, Islamic Rep. 0
Best: Portugal 100
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N/AValue: N/A
ICT regulatory environmentInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
N/AWorst: Tajikistan 0
Best: Italy 100
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N/AValue: N/A
plus interface iconInclusion
e-participationInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
N/AWorst: Gambia 0
Best: Estonia 100
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N/AValue: N/A
Socioeconomic gap in use of digital paymentsInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
N/AWorst: Philippines 0
Best: Norway 100
0%
N/AValue: N/A
Availability of local online contentInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
N/AWorst: Chad 0
Best: Sweden 100
0%
N/AValue: N/A
Gender gap in internet useInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
N/AWorst: Guinea 0
Best: Lesotho 100
0%
N/AValue: N/A
Rural gap in use of digital paymentsInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
N/AWorst: Morocco 0
Best: Jordan 100
0%
N/AValue: N/A
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High-tech and medium-high-tech manufacturingInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
N/AWorst: Kyrgyz Republic 0
Best: Singapore 100
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N/AValue: N/A
High-tech exportsInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
N/AWorst: Cape Verde 0
Best: Malaysia 100
0%
N/AValue: N/A
PCT patent applicationsInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
N/AWorst: Angola 0
Best: Japan 100
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N/AValue: N/A
Growth rate of GDP per person engagedInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
N/AWorst: Lebanon 0
Best: Bangladesh 100
0%
N/AValue: N/A
Prevalence of gig economyInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
N/AWorst: Zimbabwe 0
Best: United States 100
0%
N/AValue: N/A
ICT services exportsInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
N/AWorst: Mexico 0
Best: Ireland 100
0%
N/AValue: N/A
plus interface iconQuality of life
HappinessInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
N/AWorst: Zimbabwe 0
Best: Finland 100
0%
N/AValue: N/A
Freedom to make life choicesInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
N/AWorst: Angola 0
Best: Norway 100
0%
N/AValue: N/A
Income inequalityInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
N/AWorst: South Africa 0
Best: Slovenia 100
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N/AValue: N/A
Healthy life expectancy at birthInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
N/AWorst: Lesotho 0
Best: Japan 100
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N/AValue: N/A
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SDG 3: Good Health and Well-BeingInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
N/AWorst: Madagascar 0
Best: Canada 100
0%
N/AValue: N/A
SDG 4: Quality EducationInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
N/AWorst: Dominican Republic 0
Best: China 100
0%
N/AValue: N/A
Females employed with advanced degreesInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
N/AWorst: Uganda 0
Best: Ukraine 100
0%
N/AValue: N/A
SDG 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
N/AWorst: Congo, Democratic Rep. 0
Best: Hong Kong SAR 100
0%
N/AValue: N/A
SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
N/AWorst: Dominican Republic 0
Best: Iceland 100
0%
N/AValue: N/A
Index Global Highlights
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Global Details
Global Average
51.83 Value: 51.8319230769231
Developed Economies Average
70.37 70.3708333333333
Developing Economies Average
45.26 45.256338028169
Highest Ranked Country Country Netherlands
Score
82.06 82.06
Global Rank 1
Lowest Ranked Country Country Chad
Score
21.85 21.85
Global Rank 130
Highest Ranked Developed Country Country Netherlands
Score
82.06 82.06
Global Rank 1
Lowest Ranked Developed Country Country Bulgaria
Score
56.17 56.17
Global Rank 50
Highest Ranked Developing Country Country Singapore
Score
80.01 80.01
Global Rank 7
Lowest Ranked Developing Country Country Burundi
Score
22.48 22.48
Global Rank 128
Arab Region Details Information icon
Arab Average
51.35 51.3533333333333
Arab Diversified Lebanon, Egypt, State of Palestine, Jordan, Iraq
45.95 45.9533333333333
Arab LDC Mauritania, Djibouti, Comoros, Somalia, Yemen, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic
0 0
Highest Ranked Country Country United Arab Emirates
Score
63.92 63.92
Global Rank 34
Lowest Ranked Country Country Algeria
Score
38.93 38.93
Global Rank 100
Highest Arab Diversified Country Country Jordan
Score
48.14 48.14
Global Rank 72
Lowest Arab Diversified Country Country Lebanon
Score
42.16 42.16
Global Rank 93
Highest Arab LDC Country
Score
0 0
Global Rank 0
Lowest Arab LDC Country
Score
0 0
Global Rank 0
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.
67.67 67.6738775510204
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
49.74 49.7384848484848
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
40.5 40.5011764705882
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
28.84 28.8371428571429
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
55.15 55.1492156862745
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
49.69 49.6903797468355
Oil Exporting Best Country Netherlands
Score
82.06 82.06
Global Rank 1
Oil Exporting Worst Country Chad
Score
21.85 21.85
Global Rank 130
Oil Importing Best Country Sweden
Score
81.57 81.57
Global Rank 2
Oil Importing Worst Country Burundi
Score
22.48 22.48
Global Rank 128
OECD Information icon
OECD Average
70.24 70.2410810810811
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
71.49 71.4860606060606
OECD Developing Average Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Korea, Rep., Turkey
58.49 58.49
OECD Best Country Netherlands
Score
82.06 82.06
Global Rank 1
OECD Worst Country Colombia
Score
50.55 50.55
Global Rank 65
OECD Developed Best Country Netherlands
Score
82.06 82.06
Global Rank 1
OECD Developed Worst Country Mexico
Score
52.57 52.57
Global Rank 59
OECD Developing Best Country Korea, Rep.
Score
75.56 75.56
Global Rank 12
OECD Developing Worst Country Colombia
Score
50.55 50.55
Global Rank 65
East Asia and Pacific Information icon
Simple Average
57.38
Highest Ranked Country Country Singapore
Score 80.01
Rank 7
Lowest Ranked Country Country Lao PDR
Score 35.64
Rank 110
Europe and Central Asia Information icon
Simple Average
63.19
Highest Ranked Country Country Netherlands
Score 82.06
Rank 1
Lowest Ranked Country Country Tajikistan
Score 34.55
Rank 111
Latin America and The Caribbean Information icon
Simple Average
47.49
Highest Ranked Country Country Chile
Score 56.89
Rank 44
Lowest Ranked Country Country Guatemala
Score 37.35
Rank 105
North America Information icon
Simple Average
78.78
Highest Ranked Country Country United States
Score 81.09
Rank 4
Lowest Ranked Country Country Canada
Score 76.48
Rank 11
South Asia Information icon
Simple Average
42.75
Highest Ranked Country Country India
Score 49.74
Rank 67
Lowest Ranked Country Country Nepal
Score 32.36
Rank 115
Sub-Saharan Africa Information icon
Simple Average
33.22
Highest Ranked Country Country South Africa
Score 48.88
Rank 70
Lowest Ranked Country Country Chad
Score 21.85
Rank 130
Organization of Islamic Cooperation Information icon
Simple Average
43.63
Highest Ranked Country Country United Arab Emirates
Score 63.92
Rank 34
Lowest Ranked Country Country Chad
Score 21.85
Rank 130
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