India ranked 47th in the ‘Inclusive Internet Index 2019’ which is prepared by the ‘Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) for Facebook.
The ‘Inclusive Internet’ score was based on the scores of availability, affordability, relevance and readiness categories.
The Inclusive Internet Index 2019 evaluated 100 countries, representing 94 percent of the world’s population and 96 percent of global GDP.
According to Inclusive Internet Index 2019, Sweden topped the index whereas Singapore ranked 2nd and the USA ranked 3rd. India maintained its previous year rank.
According to the index, there are provable benefits from digital skill programmes, comprehensive female e-inclusion policies and targets for women and girls to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
The United Kingdom, Namibia, and Ireland are top performers of the year.
The percentage of households connected to the internet globally increased from 53.1% to 54.8 % but the rate of growth in Internet Connections slowed in 2019 to 2.9% from the 7.7% of 2018.