IDSC: 43% of Egyptians have ATM cards

A survey – conducted by the Cabinet’s Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC) – on the Egyptians’ vision of digital transformation showed that 43 percent of Egyptians have ATM cards.

Citizens aging 18 years old and older in various governorates represented the sample for the survey.

The survey showed that those aging 50 years and older represented the highest number of those having ATM cards.

The survey was conducted within the framework of the Egyptian government’s keenness on building digital Egypt and encouraging Egyptians to deal digitally with all walks of life.

The government has worked on developing the IT infrastructure and improving digital services in government bodies.

As for the number of people knowing about the Digital Egypt platform, the number of the platform users rose to 30.6 percent against 24.4 percent in November 2021.

Egypt ranks 1st worldwide in ‘legislation of e-commerce’ sub index

The Cabinet’s Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC) said Wednesday that Egypt ranked first among countries worldwide in the sub index of “legislation of e-commerce in 2022.”

In an infographic about Egypt’s top rank in the 2022 Network Readiness Index (NRI), the center added Egypt advanced four places in the general index to rank 73 in 2022 among 131 countries worldwide with 47.76 points, compared to 77 in 2021 among 130 countries in the world with 47.56 points.

In general, the index is assessing the network readiness in countries through four main axes; technology, persons, governance and effect. All such axes include a number of sub-indexes, according to it.

IDSC publishes infographic on Egypt’s efforts to eliminate violence against women

The Cabinet’s Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC) has published an infographic in conjunction with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, which is commemorated on November 25.

The official UN commemoration of the day is held this year under the global umbrella theme of the 2022 UNiTE Campaign: “UNiTE! Activism to End Violence against Women & Girls”.

The infographic indicated that 85% of women around the world have been exposed to digital violence and abuse via the internet.

It tackled Egypt’s most prominent efforts to protect women against violence and discrimination, including the establishment of 27 anti-sexual harassment units at public universities, in addition to eight medical response units at a number of university hospitals to deal with women who have been subjected to violence.

The infographic also pointed out to the launch of a national plan to eliminate female genital mutilation (2022-2026).