The year 2022 witnessed many achievements by government entities, as they continue their efforts in implementing Qatar National Vision 2030, and reinforcing the pillars of the comprehensive renaissance movement in the country.
The successful hosting of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ was the biggest indication of the progress made by the State of Qatar in various fields. The success was a reflection of the State's careful, long-term planning.
The communications sector witnessed a lot of developments in 2022 as well. Back in August 2022, the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, in partnership with Microsoft, announced the launch of the country's first hyperscale cloud datacenter region. The Microsoft cloud datacenter region in Qatar is the 55th region of Microsoft worldwide, joining the world's largest cloud infrastructure, which enhances the State of Qatar's competitiveness on a global and regional levels. This enhancement goes in line with Qatar National Vision 2030 and consolidates the country's position as a leader in the digital transformation era.
The State of Qatar has also occupied advanced positions internationally and regionally (for the Middle East and North Africa region) in the GovTech Maturity Index (GTEI) 2022 issued by the World Bank (WB) Group. The State of Qatar ranked (A) in the group of highly developed countries with classification (A) and a maturity level of 87.4%.
In the Index, the State of Qatar ranked 3 regional and 16 globally out of 198 countries participating in the maturity of the digital government, and the performance of the State of Qatar in all sub-indicators was very high and was included in the classification of the group of very developed countries in classification (A).
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