Performance Overview

FINLAND is a strong performer across most dimensions in the NRI. In fact, it is the final country to rank in the top 10 in each of the four pillars. Its best showings are in Technology and People (5th in both pillars), which can be attributed to high levels of Future Technologies (6th) in the former case and excellent ICT usage and skills by Businesses (5th) in the latter case. Finland is ranked 7th with respect to both other pillars: Governance and Impact. In the Governance pillar, it performs well in all sub-pillars (Trust, 7th; Regulation, 2nd; Inclusion, 9th). The performances at the sub-pillar level of the Impact pillar are more varied, with the country having the second-highest score in Quality of Life and somewhat weaker performances in the Economy (16th) and SDG Contribution (11th).

GDP (PPP) per capita
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FIN
Country
Finland
Score
80.16
Rank
6
Technology
78.24
People
78.19
Governance
88.61
Impact
75.59
1. Mobile tariffs 82.27 22
2. Handset prices 70.36 16
3. Households with internet acccess 88.92 20
4. 4G mobile network coverage (% of population) 99.90 9
5. Fixed-broadband subscriptions, 10Mbit/s or above (% of total subscriptions) 93.26 26
6. International internet bandwidth, kb/s per Internet user 71.12 44
7. Proportion of primary schools with access to Internet for pedagogical purpose 100.00 1
1. GitHub commits 83.27 4
2. Wikipedia edits 92.98 6
3. Internet domain registrations* - -
4. Mobile apps development 84.79 23
1. Availability of latest technologies 96.95 3
2. Company investment in emerging technology 87.87 6
3. ICT PCT patent applications per million population 92.91 2
4. Total computer software spending (% of GDP) 48.39 17
5. Robot density 41.52 19
1. Medium and high-tech industry 52.82 27
2. High-tech exports 16.92 54
3. PCT patent applications 70.76 5
4. Labour productivity per employee 65.14 17
5. Prevalence of gig economy 68.15 22
1. Happiness 100.00 1
2. Freedom to make life choices 97.33 6
3. Income inequality 91.75 9
4. Healthy life expectancy at birth 84.77 25
1. SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being 81.97 30
2. SDG 4: Quality Education 68.42 14
3. SDG 5: Gender Equality 81.94 30
4. SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy 63.80 106
5. SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities 96.57 4
1. Internet users 88.90 20
2. Active mobile-broadband subscriptions 61.97 4
3. Use of virtual social networks 59.79 52
5. Tertiary enrolment 64.35 7
5. Adult literacy rate n/a n/a
6. ICT skills 100.00 1
1. Firms with website 100.00 1
2. Ease of doing business 88.35 19
3. Professionals 63.92 8
4. Technicians and associate professionals 83.80 7
5. Business use of digital tools 90.99 7
6. R&D expenditure by businesses 45.98 10
1. Government online services 96.97 3
2. Publication and use of open data 55.89 21
3. Government promotion of investment in emerging technologies 83.43 6
4. R&D expenditure by governments and higher education 86.63 4
1. Secure Internet servers 87.48 11
2. Cybersecurity 91.87 21
3. Online access to financial account 93.95 3
4. Internet shopping 77.92 12
1. Regulatory quality 90.76 7
2. ICT regulatory environment 93.83 23
3. Legal framework's adaptability to emerging technologies 100.00 1
4. E-commerce legislation 100.00 1
5. Privacy protection by law content 83.42 19
1. E-Participation 95.06 14
2. Socioeconomic gap in use of digital payments 98.64 5
3. Availability of local online content 89.99 12
4. Gender gap in internet use 61.70 44
5. Rural gap in use of digital payments 76.73 17

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