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
1. Mobile tariffs982
2. Cost of cheapest internet-enable device (% of monthly GDP per capita)67.3721
3. Households with internet acccess95.7310
4. 4G mobile network coverage (% of population)99.99
5. Fixed-broadband subscriptions, 10Mbit/s or above (% of totaal subscriptions)92.5329
6. International internet bandwidth, kb/s per Internet user71.9137
7. Proportion of primary schools with access to Internet for pedagogical purpose1001
1. Digital participationn/an/a
2. Mobile apps development85.8917
3. Receipts for the use of intellectual property1.9328
1. Availability of latest technologies98.382
2. Company investment in emerging technology71.3116
3. Government procurement of advanced technology products63.0217
4. ICT PCT patent applications per million population1001
5. Total computer software spending (% of GDP)54.558
6. Robot density16.4726
1. Medium and high-tech industry50.831
2. High-tech exports40.2217
3. PCT patent applications39.0914
4. Labour productivity per employee81.815
1. Happiness91.386
2. Freedom to make life choices1001
3. Income inequality93.429
4. Healthy life expectancy at birth88.289
1. Access to basic services98.7235
2. Pollution98.547
3. Road safety1001
4. Reading proficiency in schools99.43
5. Maths proficiency in schools87.365
5. Use of clean fuels and technology1001
1. Internet users96.488
2. Active mobile-broadband subscriptions38.4229
3. Use of virtual social networks70.8921
5. Tertiary enrolment59.7816
5. Adult literacy raten/an/a
6. ICT skills97.844
1. Firms with website76.9423
2. Internet shopping96.993
3. Professionals71.363
4. Technicians and associate professionals70.2617
5. Extent of staff training76.3313
6. R&D expenditure by businesses28.4620
1. Government online services94.629
2. Publication and use of open data73.8110
3.ICT use and government efficiency81.9710
4. R&D expenditure by governments and higher education90.682
1. Rule of law98.162
2. Software piracy rate91.8910
3. Secure Internet servers84.8618
4. Cybersecurity95.729
5. Online trust and safetyn/an/a
1. Regulatory quality90.1410
2. Ease of doing business92.689
3. Legal framework's adaptability to digital business models72.4417
4. E-commerce legislation1001
5. Social safety net protection1001
6. ICT regulatory environment97.884
1. E-Participation97.4511
2. Socioeconomic gap in use of digital payments1001
3. Availability of local online content87.7411
4. Gender gap in internet use68.5310
5. Rural gap in use of digital payments76.519