Saudi Arabia among top 10 countries in digital literacy: WEF report

 Saudi Arabia ranked among the top ten countries in digital literacy in a report by the World Economic Forum; the Saudi Press Agency has reported.

The Kingdom joins other developed nations in the list of countries whose “active population possess sufficient digital skills;” including Singapore, Denmark, and Finland leading the pack.

The Global Competitiveness Report this year also focused on how countries are adapting to the changes brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The report also recognized the importance of digital transformation in the recovery of countries, particularly; noting four factors including digital legal framework and the flexibility of work arrangements.

“The impact of the pandemic crisis also should serve; as a wake-up call for countries that need to embrace the digitalization process, incentivize companies to move towards digital business models, and invest in ICT development and digital skills,” the report said.