• The Philippines scored 65 out of 100 in the 2023 edition of the ICT Development Index (IDI) of the United Nations specialized agency International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The index assesses the progress of information and communication technology (ICT) in 169 economies by measuring the level of universal and meaningful connectivity. With a scale from 0 to 100, where 100 is the “ideal state,” the country’s score fell below the global average score of 72.8 and was the third lowest in the East and Southeast Asian region.