Digital transformation efforts within the country
With the launch of Egypt’s digital platform, “Ministers’ information” monitors the country’s digital transformation efforts
Wednesday 6 July 2022 – 12:06
► 14 sectors that have achieved tangible success in digital transformation, in particular: education, health, business and civil services
► Egypt has advanced in the last two years in 12 international indicators in the field of communication, information technology and digitization
► Egypt is 23rd among 194 countries in cyber security worldwide, and jumps 50 places in the mobile e-wallet index
► 690% increase in the use of online payments in Egypt
In collaboration with the launch by the President of the Republic, Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, of the Egypt Digital Platform, in addition to a large number of projects for the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, the Information and Decision Support Center in the Council of Ministers second edition of the series “Efforts on the Road to Development”, which deals with the situation of digitalisation in Egypt Transformation efforts towards an inclusive digital society.
The issue covers digital transformation efforts in more than 14 sectors of the state, particularly in the fields of: agriculture, health, transport, education and e-commerce, in addition to monitoring the progress of Egypt’s classification into 12 international indicators in the field of digital transformation, including: The world level in the competitiveness of the Internet and telephone sectors, in addition to the position as the country that performs best in the mobile phone regulation index after advancing 50 places between 2019 and 2021.
The report relied on more than 50 local and international sources to monitor these indicators, which confirmed the emergence of a technological and knowledge revolution in the country in recent years in various sectors, in order to move to a digital society that is dependent is of technology in the performance of all services, whether educational, health and others, and in terms of It accommodates all social groups.
The report reviewed the characteristics of the telecommunications and digital services sector in Egypt from a global and local perspective; As the Egyptian ICT sector saw a growth of 16% during the 2020/2021 financial year, which achieved a 25% increase in digital exports such as electronic designs and digital services, in addition to social media users, whose number exceeds 51 million. users, make it the market The largest in the region.
The report also sheds light on the various global indicators related to the communications and information technology sector, in which Egypt has made remarkable progress, in particular: the Global Cyber Security Index 2020; Egypt ranked 23 out of 194 countries worldwide, and Egypt ranked first globally in the competitiveness of the Internet and telephone sectors by 2021, according to the Global Knowledge Index.
The report indicated that Egypt is moving confidently towards further digitization of services. It launched the “Egypt Digital Portal” to provide many government services electronically, including: civil and personal status services, property registration and documentation services, in addition to the “Insured and Smart Publishing Complex”, which is the largest. and latest complex of its kind in Africa and the Middle East in the field of digitization of public services.
The report pointed out that Egypt has made remarkable progress in the digitalisation of health services. It has launched a number of digital health applications, such as: the “Atman” application to provide a remote consulting service, and the launch of the Care application and website, to educate citizens on how to deal with the “Corona” pandemic Egypt, which sought to reduce the extent of its repercussions on education, therefore provided its educational services through a group of digital platforms, such as the “Edmodo” platform for communication between students and teachers, updating the Egyptian Knowledge Bank platform, and the provision of an electronic classroom platform through an interactive and simplified explanation, and questions supporting the new high school assessment system.
The report stated that Egypt also made a leap in technology universities, as Egypt Informatics University in the New Administrative Capital was the first university in Africa and the Middle East to specialize in communications and information technology, and it also did Founded 3 technological universities, namely: New Cairo University, Delta University, and Beni Suef University. In addition to 6 other universities under construction.
The report indicated that Egypt also strengthened the services provided to workers in the agricultural sector through artificial intelligence techniques by establishing for the first time a digital transformation unit within the Ministry of Agriculture to facilitate communication with the farmer, and launched the “Hudhud”. application, the smart assistant for the farmer, in December 2021, and the “Agri Egypt” application to provide online loan services in collaboration with the Agricultural Bank, and Egypt also took care of the development of the transport and road system by publishing more surveillance cameras , sensors, toll gates and road control points, with the aim of reducing accident rates and increasing safety rates.
after a transition to a cashless economy; The report revealed that 96% of the government’s electronic cards were converted to “Maeza” cards with contactless smart chips, and 14,000 machines were deployed in government agencies, with QR code service available, and the Central Bank of Egypt has the National Council established. For payments, he approved mobile payment laws and an e-commerce bill.
Consequently, the report emphasized that traditional monetary transactions in Egypt had seen a decline; Due to the increase in citizens’ confidence in digital payments, the percentage increase in the use of digital payments for online payment and on receipt is about 690%. Egypt has also introduced various systems to convert government financial services to electronic, such as e.g. as: the electronic invoicing system for digitizing taxes, and the pre-registration system for shipments To also digitize customs.
The report monitored Egypt’s success in achieving a jump of about 50 places in its ranking in the mobile e-wallet regulatory index by 2021; After ranking 38 in 2021 compared to 88 in 2019, Egypt has a promising financial technology market that is the most attractive and profitable in the Middle East and North Africa, and has become home to the first unicorn company in the field of financial technology in the Arab world, and Egypt also has the third largest number of financial technology companies in the Middle East and North Africa, and also first in the number of venture capital transactions in Africa in 2021, and second in the Middle East and North Africa. Africa, where Egypt has emerged as the most prominent e-commerce market in that region, despite the repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic. “corona”.
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