December 30, 2015
For the second year in a row, Bahrain has continued to hold its leading position among the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in the ICT Development Index (IDI) 2015.
The Index, issued by the United Nations International Telecommunications Union, ranked Bahrain 27th out of 167 countries evaluated. The IDI is a composite measurement that ranks countries according to their level of ICT readiness (Access), ICT Intensity (Use) and ICT capability (Skills). Bahrain witnessed one the most dynamic improvements in IDI rankings and values since 2010, climbing 21 ranks to the 27th position.
Global leaders according to the IDI included Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, New Zealand, Singapore, and the United Stated of America.
Regional Standing according to the ICT Development Index 2015
United Arab Emirates
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia