Performance Overview

SWITZERLAND is one of the global leaders in two of the pillars of the NRI, while it performs less well with respect to the other two pillars. The country’s best showing relates to the Impact (2nd) pillar, primarily as a result of the high scores it achieves in the Economy (3rd) and SDG Contribution (2nd) sub-pillars. Switzerland is also impressive when it comes to the Technology (3rd) pillar, where it enjoys superior levels of Access (4th), Content (3rd), and Future Technologies (7th). Its performances in the pillars on People and Governance (both 12th) are more disappointing. In the former case, the score is primarily dragged down by comparatively weak ICT usage among Individuals (44th), which stand in stark contrast to the ICT usage and skills by Businesses (3rd). In the latter case, it is mainly due to a relatively low level of Inclusion (18th).

GDP (PPP) per capita
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Country
Switzerland
Score
81.08
Rank
5
Technology
83.47
People
71.06
Governance
85.81
Impact
83.99
1. Mobile tariffs 93.92 6
2. Cost of cheapest internet-enable device (% of monthly GDP per capita) 82.77 5
3. Households with internet acccess 87.81 22
4. 4G mobile network coverage (% of population) 99 24
5. Fixed-broadband subscriptions, 10Mbit/s or above (% of totaal subscriptions) 97.05 11
6. International internet bandwidth, kb/s per Internet user 71.11 42
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 89.72 9
3. Receipts for the use of intellectual property 71.11 3
1. Availability of latest technologies 97.52 3
2. Company investment in emerging technology 88.54 4
3. Government procurement of advanced technology products 51.54 32
4. ICT PCT patent applications per million population 69.25 9
5. Total computer software spending (% of GDP) 72.73 2
6. Robot density 43.32 18
1. Medium and high-tech industry 82.59 2
2. High-tech exports 25.34 34
3. PCT patent applications 87.04 3
4. Labour productivity per employee 62.27 12
1. Happiness 92.72 3
2. Freedom to make life choices 92.12 14
3. Income inequality 80.79 29
4. Healthy life expectancy at birth 90.11 4
1. Access to basic services 99.93 10
2. Pollution 94.94 16
3. Road safety 100 1
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 88.91 17
2. Active mobile-broadband subscriptions 37.8 31
3. Use of virtual social networks 50.1 69
5. Tertiary enrolment 43.26 48
5. Adult literacy rate n/a n/a
6. ICT skills 81.05 12
1. Firms with website 94.95 5
2. Internet shopping 71.84 15
3. Professionals 66.19 8
4. Technicians and associate professionals 83.33 8
5. Extent of staff training 100 1
6. R&D expenditure by businesses 60.8 4
1. Government online services 83.07 35
2. Publication and use of open data 57.46 19
3.ICT use and government efficiency 68.26 22
4. R&D expenditure by governments and higher education 84.92 6
1. Rule of law 97.38 3
2. Software piracy rate 91.89 10
3. Secure Internet servers 94.96 5
4. Cybersecurity 84.32 39
5. Online trust and safety 67.12 42
1. Regulatory quality 90.63 8
2. Ease of doing business 82.05 35
3. Legal framework's adaptability to digital business models 69.73 21
4. E-commerce legislation 100 1
5. Social safety net protection 95.4 8
6. ICT regulatory environment 95.56 15
1. E-Participation 82.17 41
2. Socioeconomic gap in use of digital payments 95.67 15
3. Availability of local online content 91.59 6
4. Gender gap in internet use 62.12 39
5. Rural gap in use of digital payments 75.53 27