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Morocco lagging behind according to the Digital Quality of Life Index 2021

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Internet accessibility in Morocco is 60% lower than the world average. Moroccans have to spend almost 11 minutes of work to afford access to a 1 GB of mobile internet.

According to a study conducted by the cybersecurity company “Surfshark” and covering 110 countries, Morocco has lost 14 places compared to last year in the Digital Quality of Life Index 2021. It now occupies the 84th place in the world and the 6th in Africa out of the 18 indexed countries. The Kingdom’s scores put it ahead of Algeria (86th) and behind Tunisia (80th).

Thorough assessment

The Digital Quality of Life Index, now in its 3rd edition, covered a total population of over 6.9 billion people. It relied on five main pillars and 14 sub-indicators for in-depth assessment. It was based on open source information provided by the United Nations, the World Bank, Freedom House, the International Communications Union and other sources.

This comparative study makes it possible, in fact, to assess the quality of digital well-being in 90% of the world population on the basis of 5 indicators, namely: the accessibility and quality of the connection to the Internet, the development of e-infrastructure and administration as well as cybersecurity. According to this study, the Kingdom has its best results in terms of the quality of the Internet connection (49th) and has the 53rd best mobile Internet speed in the world (36.74 Mbps), but it remains much less efficient in terms of accessibility. ‘Internet (70th). It also lags behind in cybersecurity (87th), digital infrastructure (83rd) and e-government (91st).

Poor performance

The study also reveals that Internet accessibility in Morocco is 60% lower than the world average. Moroccans have to spend almost 11 minutes of work to afford access to a 1 GB of mobile internet, it is stressed.

As for e-government in the country, it is 30% below the world average and online services perform poorly according to the index, which ranks them 92nd out of the 110 indexed countries.

Overall, the best scores are achieved by European countries (6 countries out of 10). The leading trio is made up of Denmark, which takes the lead for the second year in a row, South Korea and Finland. The bottom 3 in the standings are Cameroon, Guatemala and Angola. In Africa, South Africans benefit from the highest quality of digital life.

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