MINSK, 20 October (BelTA) – The Postal Development Report 2022 prepared by the Universal Postal Union (UPU) placed Belarus on the 13th position out of 172 countries with a total score of 75.10. This is one position up compared to the previous year, when Belarus scored 67.4 points and placed 14th among 168 countries, BelTA learned from the press service of the Ministry of Communications and Informatization of Belarus.
The 2021 Integrated Index for Postal Development (2IPD) provides a comprehensive view on current global postal development. The 2IPD scoring system is built around four key dimensions of postal development: postal reliability, reach, relevance and resilience (4R). A score of 100 is assigned to the most successful postal business model, and a score of 0 to the most unsuccessful ones. Belarus received a score of 100 for resilience.
The leaders per 4R component score are: reliability - Singapore, reach - the United States of America, relevance - Austria, resilience: Belarus.
Postal resilience is defined as the ability of the postal operator to respond to unfavorable external economic, technological, societal and environmental shocks, and by so-doing, benefit the country's development as a whole. There is strong evidence of the overall economic resilience benefits of protecting and providing opportunities to the most vulnerable parts of society through powerful postal inclusion channels,” the press service informed.