The Arab World Online: Trends in Internet Usage in the Arab Region

Over the past 15 years, the Arab region has witnessed major technology-led transformations which changed the norms of doing business, practicing governance and carrying out development efforts in the region. With more than 125 million individuals using the Internet in the Arab region, and more than 53 million actively using social networking technologies, the DSG Governance and Innovation Program in partnership with conducted a regional survey to examine internet usage trends in the Arab region. This white paper examines trends across four dimensions: 1. Access to the internet and internet-enabled devices, 2. Quality and quantity of time spent online, 3.Frequency of internet usage, 4. Attitudes and trends toward social media.

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