Philippines ranks 53rd in internet inclusivity list

The Philippines placed 53rd out of 100 countries in the 2022 Inclusive Internet Index, commissioned by Meta and developed by Economist Impact. The index assessed national-level internet inclusion in 100 countries across four categories: availability, affordability, relevance, and readiness. With an overall score of 72.3 out of the possible 100, the Philippines was the eighth least inclusive internet environment in Asia. It improved in the relevance pillar, led by gains in e-entertainment usage and value of e-finance and e-commerce. However, the Philippines declined in affordability due to increasing postpaid tariff and fixed-line monthly broadband costs. Availability slightly improved but gender gap in internet and mobile phone access widened from a year ago.

Philippines ranks 53<sup>rd</sup> in internet inclusivity list