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United States of America

Website National Portal
Region Americas
Sub-Region North America
Income * High income
Income Value 52,340
USD, GNI per capita
Population 312,247,116
E-Government Development Index 0.8420
Rank 12 of 193
E-Participation Index 0.8983
Rank 12 of 193
* Income data refer to World Bank classification

Promoting self-developed applications through open government and application interfaces (API)

One way that the United States is embracing mobile is through the release of hundreds of application interfaces (APIs) that can be used by private-sector developers to create new applications and services. These APIs encompass government datasets such as home and business energy trends, real-time earthquake notifications around the world and the current weather on Mars transmitted from the Curiosity Rover. To facilitate the creation of new apps, each government agency has released its own developer pages and launched a government-wide API directory so these resources are easier to find and use. These moves were further supported by President Obama’s recently executive order and open data policy making open and machine-readable the new default for government data. The federal government also created the Mobile Application Development Program to help agencies launch mobile apps.


E-Government (2016 EGDI: 0.8420)
2016 Rank 12
2014 Rank 7
Change +5
E-Participation (2016 EPART: 0.8983)
2016 Rank 12
2014 Rank 9
Change +3

E-Government Development Index

EGDI Rank 2016 2014 2012 2010 2008 2005
United States of America 12 7 5 2 4 1

E-Participation Index

EPART Rank 2016 2014 2012 2010 2008 2005
United States of America 12 9 5 6 1 3

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Telecommunication Infrastructure Index

Human Capital Index