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12 October 2021, 13:14

Belarus tops regional group in Postal Development Report 2021

MINSK, 12 October (BelTA) - Belarus has reached a top regional position in the Integrated Index for Postal Development (2IPD) rankings 2021, BelTA learned from the website of the Belarusian postal service Belpochta.

“The new rankings covers 168 countries. Belarus has achieved impressive results and for the first time topped its regional group, placing 14th overall. Apart from Belarus, this regional group includes Eastern Europe and the CIS countries,” Belpochta said.

Belarus' index of postal development made up 67.4 points, which let the country move up six positions in the rankings compared to the previous year.

The Universal Postal Union annually issues a comprehensive index for postal development (2IPD). It is a composite index that gives a summary of postal development in any country or region based on four key components: reliability, reach, relevance and resilience. “These four components are aimed at providing a balanced view of postal development, without solely focusing on operational, strategic or societal matters. All the information collected and processed in this context establishes a global ranking published annually. The input is then integrated into an algorithm, which yields a general score between 0 and 100 for each assessed country. This enables the final score to comprehensively reflect the situation of postal services in any given geography,” Belpochta explained.

The Integrated Index for Postal Development (2IPD) helps ensure that postal sector players have all the information they need, thus forming the basis for the strategic and economic evaluation conducted by the Universal Postal Union.

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