The state of Qatar has moved to 62nd place from its 80th position in 2004, according to a recently compiled index by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA).
The recently released UNDESA document 'Global e-Government Readiness Report 2005: From e-Government to e-Inclusion' is also full of praise for Qatar's fast pace in online service delivery. The Readiness Report 2005 has placed the UAE number one in GCC countries. The report indicated that the UAE had moved up to the 18th position from 2004, where it was ranked 60th in the world. The UN Report has praised Qatar's improvement of online service delivery, and concluded that its e-Government portal was regional best practice and comparable to integrated services portals elsewhere in the world.