Most of the world’s nations have their own Web sites, but only 20 percent of people with Internet access use them. Only 18 countries, many in Africa, remain completely off-line. The United States led the rankings of e-government “readiness,” or the amount of information, services and products offered over the Internet combined with the infrastructure ? such as telephones, computers and Internet connections ? needed to access them.
Sweden ranked second, followed by Australia, Denmark, Great Britain, Canada, Norway, Switzerland, Germany and Finland.