Performance Overview

GERMANY finds itself in the top 10 in three pillars: Technology (10th), People (10th), and Impact (8th). The strong performance with respect to the Impact pillar is primarily due to the positive SDG Contribution (6th) and the outcomes in the Economy (7th) sub- pillar. Germany’s showing in the Technology pillar is more checkered, though, as a world-class level of Future Technologies (2nd) is offset by lower degrees of Access (27th) and Content (17th). As for the People pillar, strong ICT usage and skills by firms and national authorities (6th in both the Businesses and Governments sub-pillars) is hampered by a weak ICT usage by Individuals (41st). Germany does not feature in the top 10 in any of the sub-pillars related to Governance (15th), where issues on Trust (19th) and Inclusion (17th) appear to be the most pressing.

GDP (PPP) per capita
IS03
DEU
Country
Germany
Score
78.23
Rank
9
Technology
77.51
People
72.6
Governance
83.94
Impact
78.87
1. Mobile tariffs 90.26 11
2. Cost of cheapest internet-enable device (% of monthly GDP per capita) 58.03 41
3. Households with internet acccess 89.22 18
4. 4G mobile network coverage (% of population) 97.5 44
5. Fixed-broadband subscriptions, 10Mbit/s or above (% of totaal subscriptions) 88.06 34
6. International internet bandwidth, kb/s per Internet user 68.24 63
7. Proportion of primary schools with access to Internet for pedagogical purpose n/a n/a
1. Digital participation n/a n/a
2. Mobile apps development 84.14 21
3. Receipts for the use of intellectual property 7.4 17
1. Availability of latest technologies 85.98 16
2. Company investment in emerging technology 85.74 7
3. Government procurement of advanced technology products 84.2 6
4. ICT PCT patent applications per million population 64.79 13
5. Total computer software spending (% of GDP) 54.55 8
6. Robot density 100 1
1. Medium and high-tech industry 78.58 4
2. High-tech exports 29.87 28
3. PCT patent applications 62.95 8
4. Labour productivity per employee 55.89 21
1. Happiness 84.59 15
2. Freedom to make life choices 80.65 38
3. Income inequality 82.37 23
4. Healthy life expectancy at birth 83.15 26
1. Access to basic services 99.49 21
2. Pollution 93.25 25
3. Road safety 95.62 8
4. Reading proficiency in schools n/a n/a
5. Maths proficiency in schools n/a n/a
5. Use of clean fuels and technology 100 1
1. Internet users 88.97 16
2. Active mobile-broadband subscriptions 30.97 57
3. Use of virtual social networks 44.91 82
5. Tertiary enrolment 51.13 28
5. Adult literacy rate n/a n/a
6. ICT skills 89.44 6
1. Firms with website 89.3 8
2. Internet shopping 85.73 11
3. Professionals 46.06 31
4. Technicians and associate professionals 98.91 2
5. Extent of staff training 79.37 10
6. R&D expenditure by businesses 53.39 7
1. Government online services 92.31 17
2. Publication and use of open data 69.52 16
3.ICT use and government efficiency 78.12 14
4. R&D expenditure by governments and higher education 85.11 5
1. Rule of law 90.52 16
2. Software piracy rate 93.24 8
3. Secure Internet servers 93.34 8
4. Cybersecurity 91.01 24
5. Online trust and safety 40.79 76
1. Regulatory quality 89.94 12
2. Ease of doing business 87.52 21
3. Legal framework's adaptability to digital business models 81.62 13
4. E-commerce legislation 100 1
5. Social safety net protection 76.98 19
6. ICT regulatory environment 95.56 15
1. E-Participation 91.08 23
2. Socioeconomic gap in use of digital payments 96.12 13
3. Availability of local online content 89.25 9
4. Gender gap in internet use 55.49 64
5. Rural gap in use of digital payments 75.2 31