Performance Overview

DENMARK is a cut above the rest when it comes to the People (1st) pillar, where it is one of the top 5 countries in all three sub-pillars: Individuals (5th), Businesses (2nd), and Governments (3rd). The country is also in the top 10 in the pillars related to Impact (6th) and Governance (10th). With respect to the former, its strong performance in Quality of Life (5th) is offset by somewhat lower rankings in the sub-pillars related to Economy (11th) and SDG Contribution (16th). As for the latter, it ranks in the top 10 in each sub-pillar (Trust, 4th; Regulation, 9th; Inclusion, 10th). Content (8th) is Denmark’s best- performing sub-pillar when it comes to Technology (11th), while the somewhat weaker performances in the other two sub-pillars—Access (13th) and Future Technologies (11th)—mean that it finds itself outside the top 10 in this dimension.

GDP (PPP) per capita
1. Mobile tariffs77.3331
2. Cost of cheapest internet-enable device (% of monthly GDP per capita)67.4920
3. Households with internet acccess96.88
4. 4G mobile network coverage (% of population)1001
5. Fixed-broadband subscriptions, 10Mbit/s or above (% of totaal subscriptions)93.9522
6. International internet bandwidth, kb/s per Internet user71.3240
7. Proportion of primary schools with access to Internet for pedagogical purpose1001
1. Digital participationn/an/a
2. Mobile apps development91.567
3. Receipts for the use of intellectual property12.2412
1. Availability of latest technologies85.3418
2. Company investment in emerging technology74.9514
3. Government procurement of advanced technology products50.2934
4. ICT PCT patent applications per million population59.5616
5. Total computer software spending (% of GDP)54.558
6. Robot density70.857
1. Medium and high-tech industry69.298
2. High-tech exports26.4931
3. PCT patent applications63.17
4. Labour productivity per employee58.6618
1. Happiness95.642
2. Freedom to make life choices94.2112
3. Income inequality91.5814
4. Healthy life expectancy at birth83.8824
1. Access to basic services99.7314
2. Pollution95.0414
3. Road safety95.947
4. Reading proficiency in schools98.1510
5. Maths proficiency in schools81.6913
5. Use of clean fuels and technology1001
1. Internet users97.766
2. Active mobile-broadband subscriptions53.5610
3. Use of virtual social networks70.8921
5. Tertiary enrolment58.7718
5. Adult literacy raten/an/a
6. ICT skills89.95
1. Firms with website99.932
2. Internet shopping1001
3. Professionals70.364
4. Technicians and associate professionals76.2212
5. Extent of staff training82.068
6. R&D expenditure by businesses50.759
1. Government online services1001
2. Publication and use of open data70.5213
3.ICT use and government efficiency67.724
4. R&D expenditure by governments and higher education1001
1. Rule of law95.148
2. Software piracy rate93.248
3. Secure Internet servers1001
4. Cybersecurity91.3423
5. Online trust and safety64.9948
1. Regulatory quality88.3513
2. Ease of doing business97.394
3. Legal framework's adaptability to digital business models64.5324
4. E-commerce legislation1001
5. Social safety net protection99.22
6. ICT regulatory environment88.8142
1. E-Participation1001
2. Socioeconomic gap in use of digital payments99.792
3. Availability of local online content73.4530
4. Gender gap in internet use66.1824
5. Rural gap in use of digital payments76.5318