Ethiopia is the bottom ranked country in our sample at 79th.
Ethiopia has low scores for broadband development, which has hindered the development of more
advanced enabling technologies. The investment indicators remain stagnant this year, with increases
in demand reported only for smartphones and mobile broadband. User experience for e-government has
also improved by 1 point this year.
Ethiopia should continue to develop citizens’ access to the Internet, educate them about its use,
and make them aware of the potential benefits. The government should position education as a key
part of its ICT strategy. The United Nations Development Program helped establish the SchoolNet
project in Ethiopia to integrate national educational resources and help ensure the availability of
education all over the country. The nation should make the service more accessible and affordable
for all, especially in rural areas. Otherwise, limited access to the Internet could make it
difficult for rural schools to schedule courses or expand remote interactive teaching.