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State of Palestine is a lower-middle income country. It has a GDP per capita of around 3165 USD (2020)

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Technology readiness and innovation

Cybersecurity becomes an imperative as institutions are moving increasingly to digital platforms. Developed by International Telecom Union, The Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) measures the commitment of countries to cybersecurity at a global level to raise awareness of the importance and different dimensions of the issue.

It is composed by five pillars – (i) Legal Measures, (ii) Technical Measures, (iii) Organizational Measures, (iv) Capacity Building, and (v) Cooperation.

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122

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25.18

Year: 2020

Allowing persons with disability to access digital devices has important socio-economic impact on the national level.

This Index is a benchmarking tool, developed by G3ict, for disability advocates, governments, civil society, international organizations and policy makers to trace country progress in making Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) accessible for all, in compliance with Article 9 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

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106

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24.5

Year: 2020

ICTs could not positively impact national development unless there is an appropriate access and use of these technologies in the country. Produced by the International Telecom Union (ITU), The ICT Development Index (IDI), is a composite index that combines 11 indicators into one benchmark measure.

It is used to monitor and compare developments in information and communication technology (ICT) between countries and over time. IDI focuses on three aspects: ICT Access, Use and Impact.

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123

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3.55

Year: 2017

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.

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To take full advantage of innovation on national level, a mature ecosystem is needed. Developed by World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the Global Innovation Index (GII) measures the innovation ecosystem on national level by covering 3 dimensions: innovation input, innovation output and innovation efficiency.

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More and more in the world, public institutions are transforming their services to deliver them online. UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) develops this index to assess the digital government development of the 193 United Nations Member States in identifying their strengths, challenges and opportunities, as well as informing policies and strategies.

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Digital technologies allow today to easily engage citizens in public decision-making processes and to let them participate in public consultations. The e-participation index (EPI) is derived as a supplementary index to the UN E-Government Survey. It extends the dimension of the Survey by focusing on the use of online services to facilitate provision of information by governments to citizens (“e-information sharing”), interaction with stakeholders (“e-consultation”), and engagement in decision-making processes (“e-decision making”).

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The UNCTAD B2C E-commerce Index measures an economy’s preparedness to support online shopping. The index consists of four indicators that are highly related to online shopping and for which there is wide country coverage

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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.

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Economic diversification, competitiveness

The Doing Business index provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 190 economies and selected cities at the subnational and regional level.

Launched in 2002 by the World Bank, the index looks at domestic small and medium-size companies and measures the regulations applying to them through their life cycle.

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117

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59.98

Year: 2020

This index assesses the competitiveness landscape of 141 economies, providing unique insight into the drivers of economic growth in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. It aims to provide insights about economic growth, which remains crucial for improving living standards.

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