Philippines has been ranked among the top 25 countries in the world in the United Nations e-Governance survey, held at the United Nations Headquarters in Vienna, Austria.
The ranking came as a result of the innovative ways the government has employed technology to improve public administration. Specific recognition was given to the partnerships forged between the Philippine government and the private sector to monitor polluters through the Bantay-Usok and Bantay-Kalikasan programs, regarded as models of how technology has enabled citizens to actively take part in governance. According to the survey, the Philippines government has tied with Austria for 17th place among 191 countries using a web-measure index that assessed the quality of government websites and the level of utilization of ICT tools in government. In the general survey of E-Government readiness, the Philippines ranked 41st among 179 countries. Among Asian countries, the Philippines was fourth, after Singapore, Korea, and Japan.