Performance Overview

THE NETHERLANDS is the final country to make it into the top 3. Like the two countries ranked above it, the Netherlands performs well in all four pillars, ranking in the top 10 in each of them. The country is particularly strong when it comes to Technology (2nd), where it is the global leader in the Content sub-pillar and has a high level of Future Technologies (8th). In the Impact (5th) pillar, it benefits from solid performances in the Economy (9th) and Quality of Life (7th) sub-pillars. Other notable strengths relate to the country’s levels of Regulation (4th) and Inclusion (6th), which contribute to good Governance (8th), and to ICT usage and skills by firms and national authorities (ranking 7th in both sub-pillars related to Businesses and Governments), which boosts the digital relevance for People (6th). The main weakness is the Individuals (18th) sub-pillar, especially when it comes to increased digital usage.

GDP (PPP) per capita
IS03
NLD
Country
Netherlands
Score
81.78
Rank
3
Technology
84.34
People
74.4
Governance
88.01
Impact
80.37
1. Mobile tariffs 77.99 30
2. Cost of cheapest internet-enable device (% of monthly GDP per capita) 62.71 34
3. Households with internet acccess 95.9 9
4. 4G mobile network coverage (% of population) 99 24
5. Fixed-broadband subscriptions, 10Mbit/s or above (% of totaal subscriptions) 98.81 6
6. International internet bandwidth, kb/s per Internet user 73.33 28
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 94.57 5
3. Receipts for the use of intellectual property 100 1
1. Availability of latest technologies 94.73 7
2. Company investment in emerging technology 86.93 5
3. Government procurement of advanced technology products 62.55 18
4. ICT PCT patent applications per million population 65.1 12
5. Total computer software spending (% of GDP) 54.55 8
6. Robot density 53.69 11
1. Medium and high-tech industry 62.41 15
2. High-tech exports 42.13 15
3. PCT patent applications 59.62 9
4. Labour productivity per employee 60.06 15
1. Happiness 91.77 5
2. Freedom to make life choices 90.63 17
3. Income inequality 91.58 14
4. Healthy life expectancy at birth 84.98 19
1. Access to basic services 98.49 38
2. Pollution 92.84 27
3. Road safety 96.56 6
4. Reading proficiency in schools 99.48 2
5. Maths proficiency in schools 84.48 10
5. Use of clean fuels and technology 100 1
1. Internet users 94.5 11
2. Active mobile-broadband subscriptions 34.77 43
3. Use of virtual social networks 63.62 41
5. Tertiary enrolment 61.98 12
5. Adult literacy rate n/a n/a
6. ICT skills 87.34 8
1. Firms with website 97.4 3
2. Internet shopping 97.11 2
3. Professionals 69.31 5
4. Technicians and associate professionals 69.74 18
5. Extent of staff training 84.45 5
6. R&D expenditure by businesses 29.86 17
1. Government online services 92.31 17
2. Publication and use of open data 74.95 9
3.ICT use and government efficiency 78.01 15
4. R&D expenditure by governments and higher education 75.21 12
1. Rule of law 94.76 9
2. Software piracy rate 90.54 13
3. Secure Internet servers 98.28 2
4. Cybersecurity 94.96 13
5. Online trust and safety 54.03 62
1. Regulatory quality 95.86 3
2. Ease of doing business 81.14 41
3. Legal framework's adaptability to digital business models 82.79 10
4. E-commerce legislation 100 1
5. Social safety net protection 90.5 9
6. ICT regulatory environment 94.98 18
1. E-Participation 98.73 4
2. Socioeconomic gap in use of digital payments 96.62 11
3. Availability of local online content 95.87 4
4. Gender gap in internet use 66.16 25
5. Rural gap in use of digital payments 75.85 24