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2012 Web Index Snapshot

2012 Web Index Snapshot

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100 97.31 93.83 93.42 91.88 90.49 89.15 88.44 87.76 87.42 86.14 86.1 81.06 78.93 78.53 74.87 72.33 72.12 69.55 68.56 60.75 57.68 56.45 56.3 54.84 53.86 53.7 53.46 51.72 50.68 47.29 46.81 46.58 46.29 44.52 44.49 43.83 42.14 41.05 39.72 36.67 32.84 32.32 27.99 27.68 25.38 24.32 23.57 20.25 19.39 18.64 18.37 15.1 13.67 13.6 13.57 10.89 10.43 8.51 1.94 0

www.thewebindex.org
The Web Index is the world’s first multi-dimensional measure of the Web’s utility and impact on people and nations. It covers 61 developed and developing countries, incorporating indicators that assess the political, economic and social impact of the Web, as well as indicators of Web connectivity infrastructure and use.

United Kingdom Canada Finland Switzerland New Zealand Australia Norway Ireland

Overall • • • • • Sweden tops the Web Index, followed by the United States and United Kingdom Yemen ranks bottom of the Index, preceded by Zimbabwe Brazil ranks highest of the BRICS countries, with South Africa the lowest Argentina is the lowest ranking G20 country, while Russia is the lowest ranking G8 country Turkey is the lowest ranking OECD country

Singapore Iceland Korea (Rep. of) France Israel Germany Portugal Spain

Africa • • • • • Tunisia* is the highest ranking African country, followed by South Africa and Egypt* Zimbabwe is the lowest ranking African country, preceded by Burkina Faso Tunisia is the highest ranking North African country, followed by Egypt and Morocco* South Africa ranks as the highest sub-Saharan African country, followed by Mauritius and Kenya Of the ten lowest ranking countries in the overall Index, seven are African (Cameroon, Mali, Namibia, Ethiopia, Benin, Burkina Faso and Zimbabwe)

Chile Japan Qatar Mexico Italy Brazil Poland Colombia Turkey Kazakhstan China

Asia Pacific • • • • New Zealand is the highest ranking country in the Asia Pacific region, followed by Australia and Singapore Bangladesh is the lowest ranking country in the region, preceded by Nepal Singapore is the only non-OECD country in the top 20 of the overall Index Five countries from the region appear in the top 20 of the overall Index (New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, South Korea and Japan)

Tunisia Russia Philippines India Indonesia Jordan South Africa Thailand Argentina Egypt Venezuela Mauritius Kenya Ecuador Pakistan Ghana Senegal Viet Nam Nigeria Uganda Morocco Tanzania Nepal Cameroon Mali Bangladesh Namibia Ethiopia Benin Burkina Faso Zimbabwe

www.webfoundation.org

Yemen

followed by Qatar and Tunisia* Yemen is the lowest ranking country in the Middle East & North Africa. collaborate and innovate freely. followed by Canada and Chile Ecuador is the lowest ranking nation in the Americas.www. preceded by Kazakhstan Italy is the lowest ranking Western European country in the overall Index. Norway and Ireland) Americas • • • • The United States is the highest ranking nation in the Americas. with Israel ranked 15th and Yemen ranked at the bottom of the Index in 61st * Tunisia. of) Japan China Philippines India Indonesia Thailand Pakistan Viet Nam Nepal Bangladesh Country Sweden United Kingdom Finland Switzerland Norway Ireland Iceland France Germany Portugal Spain Italy Poland Turkey Kazakhstan Russia Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Country Israel Qatar Tunisia* Jordan Egypt* Morocco* Yemen Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Visit www. please contact press@webfoundation. United Kingdom. followed by the United Kingdom and Finland Russia is the lowest ranking nation in Europe & Central Asia.org to access all the data used to compile the 2012 Web Index. followed by Mexico and Brazil Middle East & North Africa • • • • Israel is the highest ranking country in the Middle East & North Africa.org For media inquiries. Finland. the World Wide Web Foundation is a non-profit organization devoted to achieving a world in which all people can use the Web to communicate.org Europe & Central Asia • • • • Sweden is the highest ranking nation in Europe & Central Asia.thewebindex. Africa Country Tunisia* South Africa Egypt* Mauritius Kenya Ghana Senegal Nigeria Uganda Morocco* Tanzania Cameroon Mali Namibia Ethiopia Benin Burkina Faso Zimbabwe Asia Pacific Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Europe & Central Asia Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Americas Country United States Canada Chile Mexico Brazil Colombia Argentina Venezuela Ecuador Middle East & North Africa Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Country New Zealand Australia Singapore Korea (Rep.org Established by Web inventor Sir Tim BernersLee. www. preceded by Venezuela Chile is the only Least Economically Developed Country (LEDC) in the top 20 of the overall Index Chile is also the highest ranking Latin American country. . building bridges across the divides that threaten our shared future. ranking outside of the top 20 nations Six European countries appear in the top 10 of the overall Index (Sweden.thewebindex. preceded by Morocco* Egypt is the only North African country in the top 20 overall for the political impact of the Web The Middle East & North Africa has one of the widest gaps between its best and worst performers. Switzerland. Egypt and Morocco are included in both the Africa and Middle East & North Africa regional groupings for comparative reasons.webfoundation.

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