Performance Overview

SINGAPORE ranks just behind the leader in the NRI 2019. In fact, its overall score is only marginally lower than that of Sweden, and both countries can, for all intents and purposes, be regarded as equally ready for a global network economy in constant flux. Singapore is a top 10 country in all four pillars and is in the top position when it comes to the Impact pillar, where it does particularly well in terms of the impact of its readiness on the Economy (1st). The city-state  is also successful in the pillar related to Governance (6th), benefiting from high levels of Regulation
(5th) and Inclusion (2nd). Being on the forefront of Future Technologies (4th) contributes to a strong performance in the Technology (6th) pillar. Singapore does less well when it comes to the People (9th) pillar, where more could be done to boost ICT usage of Businesses (16th).

GDP (PPP) per capita
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SGP
Country
Singapore
Score
82.13
Rank
2
Technology
78.45
People
73.55
Governance
88.19
Impact
88.33
1. Mobile tariffs 93.63 7
2. Cost of cheapest internet-enable device (% of monthly GDP per capita) 64.61 27
3. Households with internet acccess 97.58 6
4. 4G mobile network coverage (% of population) 100 1
5. Fixed-broadband subscriptions, 10Mbit/s or above (% of totaal subscriptions) 95.9 15
6. International internet bandwidth, kb/s per Internet user 86.4 3
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 100 1
3. Receipts for the use of intellectual property 9.66 15
1. Availability of latest technologies 87.11 15
2. Company investment in emerging technology 76.79 13
3. Government procurement of advanced technology products 84.99 5
4. ICT PCT patent applications per million population 68.96 10
5. Total computer software spending (% of GDP) 27.27 30
6. Robot density 100 1
1. Medium and high-tech industry 100 1
2. High-tech exports 98.01 3
3. PCT patent applications 41.21 13
4. Labour productivity per employee 89.64 2
1. Happiness 69.1 30
2. Freedom to make life choices 89.73 20
3. Income inequality n/a n/a
4. Healthy life expectancy at birth 100 1
1. Access to basic services 100 1
2. Pollution 85.86 58
3. Road safety 99.69 3
4. Reading proficiency in schools 98.02 11
5. Maths proficiency in schools 95.38 4
5. Use of clean fuels and technology 100 1
1. Internet users 87.22 22
2. Active mobile-broadband subscriptions 57.25 6
3. Use of virtual social networks 79.21 9
5. Tertiary enrolment 61.84 13
5. Adult literacy rate 95.92 35
6. ICT skills 57.77 26
1. Firms with website n/a n/a
2. Internet shopping 61.58 22
3. Professionals 51.81 21
4. Technicians and associate professionals 90.75 4
5. Extent of staff training 84.23 6
6. R&D expenditure by businesses 34 16
1. Government online services 98.46 2
2. Publication and use of open data 52.69 23
3.ICT use and government efficiency 100 1
4. R&D expenditure by governments and higher education 80.74 8
1. Rule of law 95.41 7
2. Software piracy rate 83.78 17
3. Secure Internet servers 96.81 3
4. Cybersecurity 96.38 6
5. Online trust and safety 55.4 60
1. Regulatory quality 98.36 2
2. Ease of doing business 99 2
3. Legal framework's adaptability to digital business models 94.44 4
4. E-commerce legislation 100 1
5. Social safety net protection 59.91 38
6. ICT regulatory environment 93.25 25
1. E-Participation 96.18 13
2. Socioeconomic gap in use of digital payments 90.74 25
3. Availability of local online content 90.82 7
4. Gender gap in internet use 64.36 32
5. Rural gap in use of digital payments 98.86 2