Performance Overview

DENMARK is a cut above the rest when it comes to the People (1st) pillar, where it is one of the top 5 countries in all three sub-pillars: Individuals (5th), Businesses (2nd), and Governments (3rd). The country is also in the top 10 in the pillars related to Impact (6th) and Governance (10th). With respect to the former, its strong performance in Quality of Life (5th) is offset by somewhat lower rankings in the sub-pillars related to Economy (11th) and SDG Contribution (16th). As for the latter, it ranks in the top 10 in each sub-pillar (Trust, 4th; Regulation, 9th; Inclusion, 10th). Content (8th) is Denmark’s best- performing sub-pillar when it comes to Technology (11th), while the somewhat weaker performances in the other two sub-pillars—Access (13th) and Future Technologies (11th)—mean that it finds itself outside the top 10 in this dimension.

GDP (PPP) per capita
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DNK
Country
Denmark
Score
81.08
Rank
6
Technology
77.22
People
79.54
Governance
87.28
Impact
80.27
1. Mobile tariffs 77.33 31
2. Cost of cheapest internet-enable device (% of monthly GDP per capita) 67.49 20
3. Households with internet acccess 96.8 8
4. 4G mobile network coverage (% of population) 100 1
5. Fixed-broadband subscriptions, 10Mbit/s or above (% of totaal subscriptions) 93.95 22
6. International internet bandwidth, kb/s per Internet user 71.32 40
7. Proportion of primary schools with access to Internet for pedagogical purpose 100 1
1. Digital participation n/a n/a
2. Mobile apps development 91.56 7
3. Receipts for the use of intellectual property 12.24 12
1. Availability of latest technologies 85.34 18
2. Company investment in emerging technology 74.95 14
3. Government procurement of advanced technology products 50.29 34
4. ICT PCT patent applications per million population 59.56 16
5. Total computer software spending (% of GDP) 54.55 8
6. Robot density 70.85 7
1. Medium and high-tech industry 69.29 8
2. High-tech exports 26.49 31
3. PCT patent applications 63.1 7
4. Labour productivity per employee 58.66 18
1. Happiness 95.64 2
2. Freedom to make life choices 94.21 12
3. Income inequality 91.58 14
4. Healthy life expectancy at birth 83.88 24
1. Access to basic services 99.73 14
2. Pollution 95.04 14
3. Road safety 95.94 7
4. Reading proficiency in schools 98.15 10
5. Maths proficiency in schools 81.69 13
5. Use of clean fuels and technology 100 1
1. Internet users 97.76 6
2. Active mobile-broadband subscriptions 53.56 10
3. Use of virtual social networks 70.89 21
5. Tertiary enrolment 58.77 18
5. Adult literacy rate n/a n/a
6. ICT skills 89.9 5
1. Firms with website 99.93 2
2. Internet shopping 100 1
3. Professionals 70.36 4
4. Technicians and associate professionals 76.22 12
5. Extent of staff training 82.06 8
6. R&D expenditure by businesses 50.75 9
1. Government online services 100 1
2. Publication and use of open data 70.52 13
3.ICT use and government efficiency 67.7 24
4. R&D expenditure by governments and higher education 100 1
1. Rule of law 95.14 8
2. Software piracy rate 93.24 8
3. Secure Internet servers 100 1
4. Cybersecurity 91.34 23
5. Online trust and safety 64.99 48
1. Regulatory quality 88.35 13
2. Ease of doing business 97.39 4
3. Legal framework's adaptability to digital business models 64.53 24
4. E-commerce legislation 100 1
5. Social safety net protection 99.2 2
6. ICT regulatory environment 88.81 42
1. E-Participation 100 1
2. Socioeconomic gap in use of digital payments 99.79 2
3. Availability of local online content 73.45 30
4. Gender gap in internet use 66.18 24
5. Rural gap in use of digital payments 76.53 18