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
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DNK
Country
Denmark
Score
82.19
Rank
2
Technology
79.71
People
80.81
Governance
89.80
Impact
78.45
1. Mobile tariffs 77.33 31
2. Handset prices 67.49 20
3. Households with internet acccess 96.99 8
4. 4G mobile network coverage (% of population) 100.00 1
5. Fixed-broadband subscriptions, 10Mbit/s or above (% of total subscriptions) 93.95 22
6. International internet bandwidth, kb/s per Internet user 71.35 41
7. Proportion of primary schools with access to Internet for pedagogical purpose 100.00 1
1. GitHub commits 71.76 7
2. Wikipedia edits 82.34 17
3. Internet domain registrations* - -
4. Mobile apps development 92.35 7
1. Availability of latest technologies 84.22 13
2. Company investment in emerging technology 76.91 14
3. ICT PCT patent applications per million population 63.12 15
4. Total computer software spending (% of GDP) 54.50 12
5. Robot density 70.85 7
1. Medium and high-tech industry 69.29 8
2. High-tech exports 26.32 34
3. PCT patent applications 63.69 8
4. Labour productivity per employee 72.88 11
5. Prevalence of gig economy n/a n/a
1. Happiness 98.28 3
2. Freedom to make life choices 100.00 1
3. Income inequality 88.40 15
4. Healthy life expectancy at birth 85.28 24
1. SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being 86.89 22
2. SDG 4: Quality Education 69.21 11
3. SDG 5: Gender Equality 78.78 48
4. SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy 91.98 11
5. SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities 94.73 8
1. Internet users 97.93 6
2. Active mobile-broadband subscriptions 53.95 10
3. Use of virtual social networks 71.13 22
5. Tertiary enrolment 58.77 18
5. Adult literacy rate n/a n/a
6. ICT skills 87.71 9
1. Firms with website 98.01 2
2. Ease of doing business 97.39 4
3. Professionals 67.43 3
4. Technicians and associate professionals 77.58 9
5. Business use of digital tools 85.44 15
6. R&D expenditure by businesses 50.33 9
1. Government online services 96.97 3
2. Publication and use of open data 70.52 13
3. Government promotion of investment in emerging technologies n/a n/a
4. R&D expenditure by governments and higher education 100.00 1
1. Secure Internet servers 100.00 1
2. Cybersecurity 91.44 23
3. Online access to financial account 97.24 2
4. Internet shopping 100.00 1
1. Regulatory quality 88.35 13
2. ICT regulatory environment 88.81 43
3. Legal framework's adaptability to emerging technologies n/a n/a
4. E-commerce legislation 100.00 1
5. Privacy protection by law content 77.29 30
1. E-Participation 96.30 9
2. Socioeconomic gap in use of digital payments 99.79 2
3. Availability of local online content 79.08 33
4. Gender gap in internet use 66.36 26
5. Rural gap in use of digital payments 76.53 19

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