Performance Overview

FINLAND is a strong performer across most dimensions in the NRI. In fact, it is the final country to rank in the top 10 in each of the four pillars. Its best showings are in Technology and People (5th in both pillars), which can be attributed to high levels of Future Technologies (6th) in the former case and excellent ICT usage and skills by Businesses (5th) in the latter case. Finland is ranked 7th with respect to both other pillars: Governance and Impact. In the Governance pillar, it performs well in all sub-pillars (Trust, 7th; Regulation, 2nd; Inclusion, 9th). The performances at the sub-pillar level of the Impact pillar are more varied, with the country having the second-highest score in Quality of Life and somewhat weaker performances in the Economy (16th) and SDG Contribution (11th).

GDP (PPP) per capita
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FIN
Country
Finland
Score
80.34
Rank
7
Technology
78.66
People
75.28
Governance
88.15
Impact
79.27
1. Mobile tariffs 82.27 22
2. Cost of cheapest internet-enable device (% of monthly GDP per capita) 70.36 16
3. Households with internet acccess 88.21 20
4. 4G mobile network coverage (% of population) 99.9 9
5. Fixed-broadband subscriptions, 10Mbit/s or above (% of totaal subscriptions) 93.26 25
6. International internet bandwidth, kb/s per Internet user 71.09 43
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 83.22 23
3. Receipts for the use of intellectual property 28.27 6
1. Availability of latest technologies 100 1
2. Company investment in emerging technology 86.85 6
3. Government procurement of advanced technology products 60.98 19
4. ICT PCT patent applications per million population 83.34 4
5. Total computer software spending (% of GDP) 54.55 8
6. Robot density 41.52 19
1. Medium and high-tech industry 52.82 27
2. High-tech exports 16.91 52
3. PCT patent applications 67.93 6
4. Labour productivity per employee 56.91 19
1. Happiness 100 1
2. Freedom to make life choices 94.76 11
3. Income inequality 94.47 7
4. Healthy life expectancy at birth 83.52 25
1. Access to basic services 99.64 18
2. Pollution 99.83 2
3. Road safety 93.75 13
4. Reading proficiency in schools 99.08 5
5. Maths proficiency in schools 83.66 11
5. Use of clean fuels and technology 100 1
1. Internet users 88.02 20
2. Active mobile-broadband subscriptions 61.65 4
3. Use of virtual social networks 58.42 49
5. Tertiary enrolment 64.35 7
5. Adult literacy rate n/a n/a
6. ICT skills 82.49 10
1. Firms with website 100 1
2. Internet shopping 77.92 12
3. Professionals 65.92 10
4. Technicians and associate professionals 84.06 7
5. Extent of staff training 80.65 9
6. R&D expenditure by businesses 45.74 10
1. Government online services 96.16 8
2. Publication and use of open data 55.89 21
3.ICT use and government efficiency 78.93 11
4. R&D expenditure by governments and higher education 85.59 4
1. Rule of law 100 1
2. Software piracy rate 90.54 13
3. Secure Internet servers 89.02 13
4. Cybersecurity 91.78 21
5. Online trust and safety 66.21 44
1. Regulatory quality 90.76 7
2. Ease of doing business 88.35 19
3. Legal framework's adaptability to digital business models 82.74 11
4. E-commerce legislation 100 1
5. Social safety net protection 98.11 7
6. ICT regulatory environment 93.83 22
1. E-Participation 100 1
2. Socioeconomic gap in use of digital payments 98.64 5
3. Availability of local online content 86.14 15
4. Gender gap in internet use 61.7 40
5. Rural gap in use of digital payments 76.73 16