Lagos

Smart city ranking
115 Out of 118
109 in 2020
D D in 2020
Factor ratings
D Structures
D Technologies
Group
4
All ratings range from AAA to D

Background Information

City Population 14,370,000 (UN World Urbanization Prospects)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.528 0.533 0.534 0.539 +0.005
Life expectancy at birth 53.5 54.0 54.3 54.7 +0.4
Expected years of schooling 9.5 9.7 9.7 10.0 +0.3
Mean years of schooling 6.3 6.5 6.5 6.7 +0.2
GNI per capita (PPP $) 5,336 5,203 5,086 4,910 -176

Priority Areas

From a list of 15 indicators, survey respondents were asked to select 5 that they perceived as the most urgent for their city. This is the total bar. The higher the percentage of responses per area, the greater the priority for the city.

The left hand section of each bar shows the Alignment - the proportion of those respondents who also answered the corresponding survey questions low. A strong Alignment implies that these areas also demand priority attention.

% of respondents who chose the Priority Area
0%
20%
40%
60%
80%100%
security
73.8%
unemployment
61.3%
affordable housing
60.8%
health services
57.8%
road congestion
50.4%
corruption
47.9%
basic amenities
41.9%
fulfilling employment
28.8%
school education
21.8%
public transport
16.1%
air pollution
15.0%
recycling
8.1%
citizen engagement
6.2%
social mobility
5.9%
green spaces
2.9%

Attitudes

% of respondents who agree or strongly agree with the statement
0%
20%
40%
60%
80%100%
You are willing to concede personal data in order to improve traffic congestion
76.2%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
82.6%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
54.9%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
60.2%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
45.8
Recycling services are satisfactory
45.4
Public safety is not a problem
31.9
Air pollution is not a problem
18.8
Medical services provision is satisfactory
39.3
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
19.8
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
10.8
Public transport is satisfactory
36.6
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
40.1
Most children have access to a good school
40.6
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
38.5
Businesses are creating new jobs
63.3
Minorities feel welcome
47.9
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
46.5
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
74.2
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
38.4
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
13.2
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
23.5
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
36.2
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
50.4
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
39.4
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
34.1
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
36.2
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
23.9
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
46.9
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
46.6
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
37.7
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
26.2
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
56.8
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
54.6
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
68.0
IT skills are taught well in schools
50.5
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
55.5
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
59.3
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
73.6
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
22.3
Online voting has increased participation
23.4
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
34.6
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
52.2
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Background Information

City Population 14,370,000 (UN World Urbanization Prospects)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.528 0.533 0.534 0.539 +0.005
Life expectancy at birth 53.5 54.0 54.3 54.7 +0.4
Expected years of schooling 9.5 9.7 9.7 10.0 +0.3
Mean years of schooling 6.3 6.5 6.5 6.7 +0.2
GNI per capita (PPP $) 5,336 5,203 5,086 4,910 -176

Priority Areas

From a list of 15 indicators, survey respondents were asked to select 5 that they perceived as the most urgent for their city. This is the total bar. The higher the percentage of responses per area, the greater the priority for the city.

The left hand section of each bar shows the Alignment - the proportion of those respondents who also answered the corresponding survey questions low. A strong Alignment implies that these areas also demand priority attention.

% of respondents who chose the Priority Area
0%
20%
40%
60%
80%100%
security
73.8%
unemployment
61.3%
affordable housing
60.8%
health services
57.8%
road congestion
50.4%
corruption
47.9%
basic amenities
41.9%
fulfilling employment
28.8%
school education
21.8%
public transport
16.1%
air pollution
15.0%
recycling
8.1%
citizen engagement
6.2%
social mobility
5.9%
green spaces
2.9%

Attitudes

% of respondents who agree or strongly agree with the statement
0%
20%
40%
60%
80%100%
You are willing to concede personal data in order to improve traffic congestion
76.2%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
82.6%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
54.9%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
60.2%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
45.8
Recycling services are satisfactory
45.4
Public safety is not a problem
31.9
Air pollution is not a problem
18.8
Medical services provision is satisfactory
39.3
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
19.8
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
10.8
Public transport is satisfactory
36.6
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
40.1
Most children have access to a good school
40.6
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
38.5
Businesses are creating new jobs
63.3
Minorities feel welcome
47.9
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
46.5
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
74.2
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
38.4
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
13.2
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
23.5
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
36.2
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
50.4
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
39.4
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
34.1
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
36.2
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
23.9
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
46.9
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
46.6
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
37.7
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
26.2
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
56.8
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
54.6
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
68.0
IT skills are taught well in schools
50.5
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
55.5
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
59.3
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
73.6
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
22.3
Online voting has increased participation
23.4
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
34.6
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
52.2
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max