Performance Overview

NORWAY is the world’s top-performing country when it comes to issues of Governance that are relevant to the network economy. It enjoys high levels of Trust (2nd) and Regulation (3rd) and is also one of the top 10 countries in the Inclusion (8th) sub-pillar. Norway is the global leader with regard to Quality of Life and also has a strong SDG Contribution (4th), which are the main factors behind the country’s  high Impact (4th). The country performs equally well in the People (4th) pillar, especially when it comes to ICT usage by the national authorities (2nd in the Governments sub-pillar). In the Technology (8th) pillar, Norway enjoys a high degree of Access (5th) and somewhat lower levels of Future Technologies (10th) and Content (12th).

GDP (PPP) per capita
IS03
NOR
Country
Norway
Score
81.3
Rank
4
Technology
77.69
People
76
Governance
90.3
Impact
81.2
1. Mobile tariffs 98 2
2. Cost of cheapest internet-enable device (% of monthly GDP per capita) 67.37 21
3. Households with internet acccess 95.73 10
4. 4G mobile network coverage (% of population) 99.9 9
5. Fixed-broadband subscriptions, 10Mbit/s or above (% of totaal subscriptions) 92.53 29
6. International internet bandwidth, kb/s per Internet user 71.91 37
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 85.89 17
3. Receipts for the use of intellectual property 1.93 28
1. Availability of latest technologies 98.38 2
2. Company investment in emerging technology 71.31 16
3. Government procurement of advanced technology products 63.02 17
4. ICT PCT patent applications per million population 100 1
5. Total computer software spending (% of GDP) 54.55 8
6. Robot density 16.47 26
1. Medium and high-tech industry 50.8 31
2. High-tech exports 40.22 17
3. PCT patent applications 39.09 14
4. Labour productivity per employee 81.81 5
1. Happiness 91.38 6
2. Freedom to make life choices 100 1
3. Income inequality 93.42 9
4. Healthy life expectancy at birth 88.28 9
1. Access to basic services 98.72 35
2. Pollution 98.54 7
3. Road safety 100 1
4. Reading proficiency in schools 99.4 3
5. Maths proficiency in schools 87.36 5
5. Use of clean fuels and technology 100 1
1. Internet users 96.48 8
2. Active mobile-broadband subscriptions 38.42 29
3. Use of virtual social networks 70.89 21
5. Tertiary enrolment 59.78 16
5. Adult literacy rate n/a n/a
6. ICT skills 97.84 4
1. Firms with website 76.94 23
2. Internet shopping 96.99 3
3. Professionals 71.36 3
4. Technicians and associate professionals 70.26 17
5. Extent of staff training 76.33 13
6. R&D expenditure by businesses 28.46 20
1. Government online services 94.62 9
2. Publication and use of open data 73.81 10
3.ICT use and government efficiency 81.97 10
4. R&D expenditure by governments and higher education 90.68 2
1. Rule of law 98.16 2
2. Software piracy rate 91.89 10
3. Secure Internet servers 84.86 18
4. Cybersecurity 95.72 9
5. Online trust and safety n/a n/a
1. Regulatory quality 90.14 10
2. Ease of doing business 92.68 9
3. Legal framework's adaptability to digital business models 72.44 17
4. E-commerce legislation 100 1
5. Social safety net protection 100 1
6. ICT regulatory environment 97.88 4
1. E-Participation 97.45 11
2. Socioeconomic gap in use of digital payments 100 1
3. Availability of local online content 87.74 11
4. Gender gap in internet use 68.53 10
5. Rural gap in use of digital payments 76.5 19