The renewed NRI of 2019 has an improved structure that incorporates several features not included in the most recent model used for the index. This year’s results are therefore not entirely comparable with the rankings of previous editions.

Nevertheless, the fundamental basis of the NRI is unchanged and, the rankings of NRI 2019 bear many resemblances to the results of NRI 2016. In fact, eight of this year’s top 10 countries featured in the top 10 in NRI 2016. The two top 10 countries in this year’s index that did not feature in the previous rankings’ top 10 are Denmark (11th in NRI 2016; 4th in NRI 2019) and Germany (15th in NRI 2016; 10th in NRI 2019).
Conversely, UK was ranked 8th and Japan was ranked 10th in NRI 2016, but in this year’s index, they are ranked, respectively, 11th and 12th. As expected, all of the top 10 countries are high-income countries.
As for the regional distribution, eight of them are located in Europe, while one country (Singapore) is in Asia & Pacific, and one country (the United States) is in the Americas.
According to this year’s results, the three countries most likely to reap the benefits of the digital future are Sweden, Singapore, and the Netherlands, according to the 2019 Network Readiness Index (NRI) report.
Ranking the network readiness of 121 economies, the study also reveals that the United States and other Northern and Western European countries are among the world’s most future-ready societies because of their success in combining technological opportunities and human well being. 

Top 3 Countries by country group (Global Rank)
Advanced economies
1. Sweden
2. Singapore
3. Netherlands
Emerging and Developing Asia
1. Malaysia
2. China
3. Thailand
Emerging and Developing Europe
1. Poland
2. Hungary
3. Croatia
Latin America and the Caribbean
1. Chile
2. Uruguay
3. Costa Rica
Middle East and Northern Africa
1. United Arab Emirates
2. Qatar
3. Bahrain
Sub-Saharan Africa
1. Mauritius
2. South Africa
3. Rwanda
Ranking Countries
 
ISO3 Country/Economy Score Rank Technology People Governance Impact
SWE Sweden 82,65 1 82,28 78,17 87,43 82,73
SGP Singapore 82,13 2 78,45 73,55 88,19 88,33
NLD Netherlands 81,78 3 84,34 74,40 88,01 80,37
NOR Norway 81,30 4 77,69 76,00 90,30 81,20
CHE Switzerland 81,08 5 83,47 71,06 85,81 83,99
DNK Denmark 81,08 6 77,22 79,54 87,28 80,27
FIN Finland 80,34 7 78,66 75,28 88,15 79,27
USA United States 80,32 8 87,32 73,59 88,74 71,65
DEU Germany 78,23 9 77,51 72,60 83,94 78,87
GBR United Kingdom 77,73 10 78,16 69,81 88,32 74,62
LUX Luxembourg 77,46 11 77,66 69,86 88,92 73,39
JPN Japan 76,17 12 72,87 74,24 80,05 77,54
AUS Australia 74,80 13 70,70 71,66 85,68 71,17
CAN Canada 74,72 14 73,13 67,20 86,39 72,14
AUT Austria 74,36 15 69,59 68,36 82,57 76,91
NZL New Zealand 73,97 16 70,30 67,13 89,72 68,75
KOR Korea (Republic of) 73,84 17 67,93 76,43 77,07 73,94
FRA France 73,42 18 69,93 65,88 84,85 73,04
IRL Ireland 73,29 19 75,43 57,76 81,88 78,10
BEL Belgium 72,62 20 72,42 63,79 80,62 73,67
ISL Iceland 71,94 21 69,49 67,74 75,44 75,08
ISR Israel 70,86 22 69,06 63,55 78,29 72,55
EST Estonia 69,30 23 64,34 64,70 81,63 66,54
HKG Hong Kong (China) 68,14 24 69,12 57,06 79,64 66,74
ESP Spain 68,01 25 65,30 62,52 79,33 64,90
MLT Malta 66,94 26 63,86 58,98 73,58 71,32
SVN Slovenia 66,89 27 64,86 58,06 76,13 68,53
PRT Portugal 65,56 28 65,67 56,46 76,80 63,30
ARE United Arab Emirates 65,45 29 63,92 60,28 77,69 59,92
CZE Czech Republic 65,09 30 63,00 54,89 72,48 69,97
LTU Lithuania 64,13 31 60,67 59,54 77,03 59,29
MYS Malaysia 63,76 32 59,49 55,62 75,92 64,01
QAT Qatar 63,73 33 65,41 50,49 72,90 66,11
ITA Italy 63,21 34 61,06 56,26 71,58 63,93
SVK Slovakia 61,95 35 60,00 48,62 72,78 66,39
CYP Cyprus 61,78 36 57,40 53,66 71,26 64,78
POL Poland 61,46 37 57,06 54,16 71,14 63,49
HUN Hungary 59,95 38 61,42 47,39 66,67 64,32
LVA Latvia 59,31 39 55,82 50,80 72,75 57,86
BHR Bahrain 58,73 40 59,30 49,59 68,38 57,63
CHN China 57,63 41 54,46 53,89 65,42 56,73
CHL Chile 57,38 42 51,42 52,69 69,30 56,09
GRC Greece 57,07 43 57,02 53,25 61,62 56,39
HRV Croatia 56,75 44 52,75 46,45 68,82 58,97
SAU Saudi Arabia 56,49 45 52,47 54,02 67,99 51,49
URY Uruguay 56,04 46 51,96 51,40 64,06 56,72
ROU Romania 55,47 47 56,25 41,29 64,99 59,36
RUS Russian Federation 54,98 48 50,16 53,32 62,44 53,98
BGR Bulgaria 54,77 49 56,11 45,06 63,54 54,37
CRI Costa Rica 54,59 50 48,74 45,44 63,98 60,18
TUR Turkey 53,75 51 51,27 47,45 67,79 48,49
SRB Serbia 53,65 52 50,54 46,53 61,49 56,03
MUS Mauritius 53,40 53 49,88 40,92 68,49 54,30
KWT Kuwait 53,39 54 49,19 53,58 57,26 53,54
OMN Oman 52,87 55 43,13 44,00 68,11 56,25
THA Thailand 51,54 56 49,61 41,16 61,61 53,80
MEX Mexico 51,44 57 43,29 45,73 59,87 56,86
ARG Argentina 51,27 58 44,39 48,72 58,21 53,78
BRA Brazil 51,07 59 43,39 48,02 62,79 50,08
KAZ Kazakhstan 50,68 60 41,77 42,33 58,84 59,79
BLR Belarus 50,34 61 40,16 46,26 58,27 56,66
ARM Armenia 49,84 62 49,73 45,75 53,29 50,58
VNM Viet Nam 49,57 63 44,79 37,69 56,60 59,20
TTO Trinidad and Tobago 49,29 64 45,17 39,23 55,13 57,64
MKD North Macedonia (Republic of) 48,97 65 42,41 40,62 61,24 51,60
MDA Moldova 48,93 66 45,02 40,93 55,19 54,58
UKR Ukraine 48,92 67 43,01 42,05 58,32 52,31
GEO Georgia 48,81 68 48,56 40,95 59,76 45,98
COL Colombia 48,77 69 41,51 41,72 61,94 49,91
AZE Azerbaijan 47,74 70 44,98 39,80 52,79 53,39
PHL Philippines 47,70 71 38,93 42,22 51,84 57,81
ZAF South Africa 47,38 72 47,88 37,87 66,61 37,14
JOR Jordan 46,97 73 43,14 43,49 59,53 41,70
PAN Panama 46,96 74 46,38 35,50 57,81 48,16
ALB Albania 46,57 75 41,31 41,75 50,17 53,07
IDN Indonesia 46,15 76 41,56 34,77 60,57 47,70
PER Peru 45,68 77 34,75 43,72 56,33 47,90
JAM Jamaica 45,52 78 44,93 34,24 52,93 49,99
IND India 44,81 79 42,76 35,87 63,66 36,96
IRN Iran (Islamic Republic of) 43,66 80 35,71 39,26 55,75 43,93
BIH Bosnia and Herzegovina 42,72 81 35,70 33,65 51,88 49,64
DOM Dominican Republic 42,59 82 33,79 40,85 52,38 43,34
LKA Sri Lanka 42,42 83 40,46 28,36 54,66 46,19
TUN Tunisia 42,04 84 35,70 38,29 49,68 44,50
ECU Ecuador 41,98 85 31,97 39,30 47,60 49,03
LBN Lebanon 41,44 86 47,76 40,01 33,18 44,82
MAR Morocco 41,38 87 38,45 33,01 51,84 42,20
PRY Paraguay 40,55 88 29,40 34,35 50,61 47,82
RWA Rwanda 39,97 89 33,78 30,70 63,48 31,94
MNG Mongolia 39,91 90 31,90 35,79 53,78 38,18
KGZ Kyrgyzstan 39,72 91 28,52 30,90 48,46 50,99
EGY Egypt 38,58 92 34,35 32,68 48,54 38,74
KEN Kenya 38,19 93 34,02 32,50 55,89 30,37
SLV El Salvador 37,27 94 29,65 27,08 40,55 51,78
GHA Ghana 37,07 95 28,93 30,11 55,28 33,94
GTM Guatemala 36,07 96 28,04 30,01 41,48 44,75
HND Honduras 35,88 97 30,29 32,34 37,69 43,19
DZA Algeria 35,30 98 24,81 31,94 39,81 44,63
TJK Tajikistan 34,90 99 27,40 23,77 41,72 46,72
BWA Botswana 34,85 100 33,55 26,68 47,96 31,23
BGD Bangladesh 34,48 101 27,67 25,13 47,78 37,32
VEN Venezuela 34,14 102 22,87 35,34 34,88 43,49
SEN Senegal 33,67 103 29,31 24,62 48,12 32,65
PAK Pakistan 33,38 104 32,45 21,07 43,37 36,63
NAM Namibia 33,34 105 35,73 28,11 42,26 27,26
NPL Nepal 32,96 106 26,14 24,37 48,20 33,15
KHM Cambodia 32,29 107 36,24 21,28 32,92 38,71
LAO Lao People’s Democratic Republic 31,88 108 28,19 25,21 26,32 47,82
TZA Tanzania 30,73 109 18,49 23,12 53,06 28,26
UGA Uganda 29,70 110 28,28 19,74 48,39 22,39
NGA Nigeria 28,22 111 18,77 28,23 34,83 31,03
ZMB Zambia 26,20 112 18,87 18,99 44,52 22,43
CMR Cameroon 25,94 113 25,80 18,82 32,63 26,50
SWZ Eswatini 25,19 114 20,92 24,93 28,12 26,79
MLI Mali 24,29 115 20,24 12,94 41,04 22,94
ETH Ethiopia 23,37 116 12,62 20,09 35,57 25,21
MWI Malawi 22,90 117 12,09 13,57 39,08 26,86
MDG Madagascar 22,73 118 17,77 13,62 40,01 19,54
ZWE Zimbabwe 22,09 119 17,76 16,37 27,84 26,39
MOZ Mozambique 22,07 120 15,82 13,26 33,29 25,90
YEM Yemen 12,33 121 8,33 5,48 10,79 24,74