Performance Overview

NORWAY is the world’s top-performing country when it comes to issues of Governance that are relevant to the network economy. It enjoys high levels of Trust (2nd) and Regulation (3rd) and is also one of the top 10 countries in the Inclusion (8th) sub-pillar. Norway is the global leader with regard to Quality of Life and also has a strong SDG Contribution (4th), which are the main factors behind the country’s  high Impact (4th). The country performs equally well in the People (4th) pillar, especially when it comes to ICT usage by the national authorities (2nd in the Governments sub-pillar). In the Technology (8th) pillar, Norway enjoys a high degree of Access (5th) and somewhat lower levels of Future Technologies (10th) and Content (12th).

GDP (PPP) per capita
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NOR
Country
Norway
Score
79.39
Rank
7
Technology
75.23
People
73.88
Governance
91.30
Impact
77.14
1. Mobile tariffs 98.00 2
2. Handset prices 67.37 21
3. Households with internet acccess 95.99 10
4. 4G mobile network coverage (% of population) 99.90 9
5. Fixed-broadband subscriptions, 10Mbit/s or above (% of total subscriptions) 92.53 30
6. International internet bandwidth, kb/s per Internet user 71.93 38
7. Proportion of primary schools with access to Internet for pedagogical purpose 100.00 1
1. GitHub commits 93.70 2
2. Wikipedia edits 100.00 1
3. Internet domain registrations* - -
4. Mobile apps development 87.21 17
1. Availability of latest technologies n/a n/a
2. Company investment in emerging technology 73.55 16
3. ICT PCT patent applications per million population 59.31 19
4. Total computer software spending (% of GDP) 50.74 16
5. Robot density 16.47 26
1. Medium and high-tech industry 50.80 31
2. High-tech exports 40.23 19
3. PCT patent applications 37.87 13
4. Labour productivity per employee 78.28 7
5. Prevalence of gig economy n/a n/a
1. Happiness 93.35 5
2. Freedom to make life choices 98.42 4
3. Income inequality 92.78 8
4. Healthy life expectancy at birth 89.38 11
1. SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being 96.72 2
2. SDG 4: Quality Education 66.04 17
3. SDG 5: Gender Equality 82.14 29
4. SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy 86.42 32
5. SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities 99.35 2
1. Internet users 96.74 8
2. Active mobile-broadband subscriptions 38.93 29
3. Use of virtual social networks 70.10 24
5. Tertiary enrolment 59.78 16
5. Adult literacy rate n/a n/a
6. ICT skills 84.15 15
1. Firms with website 79.79 24
2. Ease of doing business 92.68 9
3. Professionals 67.11 4
4. Technicians and associate professionals 68.74 18
5. Business use of digital tools n/a n/a
6. R&D expenditure by businesses 28.61 20
1. Government online services 87.28 19
2. Publication and use of open data 73.81 10
3. Government promotion of investment in emerging technologies n/a n/a
4. R&D expenditure by governments and higher education 91.85 2
1. Secure Internet servers 83.75 17
2. Cybersecurity 95.77 9
3. Online access to financial account 100.00 1
4. Internet shopping 96.99 3
1. Regulatory quality 90.14 10
2. ICT regulatory environment 97.88 4
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 95.75 5
1. E-Participation 90.13 18
2. Socioeconomic gap in use of digital payments 100.00 1
3. Availability of local online content 84.01 26
4. Gender gap in internet use 68.53 11
5. Rural gap in use of digital payments 76.50 20

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