Performance Overview

GERMANY finds itself in the top 10 in three pillars: Technology (10th), People (10th), and Impact (8th). The strong performance with respect to the Impact pillar is primarily due to the positive SDG Contribution (6th) and the outcomes in the Economy (7th) sub- pillar. Germany’s showing in the Technology pillar is more checkered, though, as a world-class level of Future Technologies (2nd) is offset by lower degrees of Access (27th) and Content (17th). As for the People pillar, strong ICT usage and skills by firms and national authorities (6th in both the Businesses and Governments sub-pillars) is hampered by a weak ICT usage by Individuals (41st). Germany does not feature in the top 10 in any of the sub-pillars related to Governance (15th), where issues on Trust (19th) and Inclusion (17th) appear to be the most pressing.

GDP (PPP) per capita
IS03
DEU
Country
Germany
Score
77.48
Rank
9
Technology
79.18
People
70.54
Governance
83.52
Impact
76.69
1. Mobile tariffs 90.26 11
2. Handset prices 58.03 41
3. Households with internet acccess 89.87 18
4. 4G mobile network coverage (% of population) 97.50 45
5. Fixed-broadband subscriptions, 10Mbit/s or above (% of total subscriptions) 88.06 35
6. International internet bandwidth, kb/s per Internet user 68.29 64
7. Proportion of primary schools with access to Internet for pedagogical purpose n/a n/a
1. GitHub commits 58.66 15
2. Wikipedia edits 85.62 11
3. Internet domain registrations* - -
4. Mobile apps development 85.62 21
1. Availability of latest technologies 85.48 9
2. Company investment in emerging technology 86.85 7
3. ICT PCT patent applications per million population 71.72 9
4. Total computer software spending (% of GDP) 47.94 18
5. Robot density 100.00 1
1. Medium and high-tech industry 78.58 4
2. High-tech exports 31.02 31
3. PCT patent applications 64.46 7
4. Labour productivity per employee 64.33 20
5. Prevalence of gig economy 82.07 12
1. Happiness 85.36 15
2. Freedom to make life choices 86.66 37
3. Income inequality 80.15 28
4. Healthy life expectancy at birth 84.41 27
1. SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being 90.16 13
2. SDG 4: Quality Education 65.70 18
3. SDG 5: Gender Equality 74.59 65
4. SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy 85.33 39
5. SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities 93.39 14
1. Internet users 89.78 16
2. Active mobile-broadband subscriptions 31.54 57
3. Use of virtual social networks 44.33 85
5. Tertiary enrolment 51.13 29
5. Adult literacy rate n/a n/a
6. ICT skills 77.38 20
1. Firms with website 91.38 8
2. Ease of doing business 87.52 21
3. Professionals 43.82 33
4. Technicians and associate professionals 100.00 1
5. Business use of digital tools 87.66 10
6. R&D expenditure by businesses 53.53 7
1. Government online services 72.73 58
2. Publication and use of open data 69.52 16
3. Government promotion of investment in emerging technologies 73.72 13
4. R&D expenditure by governments and higher education 85.92 6
1. Secure Internet servers 89.88 8
2. Cybersecurity 91.12 24
3. Online access to financial account 71.20 14
4. Internet shopping 85.73 11
1. Regulatory quality 89.94 12
2. ICT regulatory environment 95.56 16
3. Legal framework's adaptability to emerging technologies 77.61 11
4. E-commerce legislation 100.00 1
5. Privacy protection by law content 81.94 22
1. E-Participation 74.07 56
2. Socioeconomic gap in use of digital payments 96.12 13
3. Availability of local online content 84.39 25
4. Gender gap in internet use 55.63 66
5. Rural gap in use of digital payments 75.20 32

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