Performance Overview

SINGAPORE ranks just behind the leader in the NRI 2019. In fact, its overall score is only marginally lower than that of Sweden, and both countries can, for all intents and purposes, be regarded as equally ready for a global network economy in constant flux. Singapore is a top 10 country in all four pillars and is in the top position when it comes to the Impact pillar, where it does particularly well in terms of the impact of its readiness on the Economy (1st). The city-state  is also successful in the pillar related to Governance (6th), benefiting from high levels of Regulation
(5th) and Inclusion (2nd). Being on the forefront of Future Technologies (4th) contributes to a strong performance in the Technology (6th) pillar. Singapore does less well when it comes to the People (9th) pillar, where more could be done to boost ICT usage of Businesses (16th).

GDP (PPP) per capita
IS03
SGP
Country
Singapore
Score
81.39
Rank
3
Technology
76.16
People
77.86
Governance
83.35
Impact
88.17
1. Mobile tariffs 93.63 7
2. Handset prices 64.61 27
3. Households with internet acccess 97.73 6
4. 4G mobile network coverage (% of population) 100.00 1
5. Fixed-broadband subscriptions, 10Mbit/s or above (% of total subscriptions) 95.90 15
6. International internet bandwidth, kb/s per Internet user 86.40 3
7. Proportion of primary schools with access to Internet for pedagogical purpose n/a n/a
1. GitHub commits 56.62 17
2. Wikipedia edits 77.66 29
3. Internet domain registrations* - -
4. Mobile apps development 100.00 1
1. Availability of latest technologies 88.54 8
2. Company investment in emerging technology 78.60 13
3. ICT PCT patent applications per million population 79.45 6
4. Total computer software spending (% of GDP) 25.50 42
5. Robot density 100.00 1
1. Medium and high-tech industry 100.00 1
2. High-tech exports 98.01 5
3. PCT patent applications 42.87 12
4. Labour productivity per employee 97.14 3
5. Prevalence of gig economy 85.52 9
1. Happiness 72.44 33
2. Freedom to make life choices 95.71 9
3. Income inequality n/a n/a
4. Healthy life expectancy at birth 100.00 1
1. SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being 95.08 6
2. SDG 4: Quality Education 91.59 2
3. SDG 5: Gender Equality 81.37 34
4. SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy 93.14 8
5. SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities 90.95 17
1. Internet users 88.16 22
2. Active mobile-broadband subscriptions 57.60 6
3. Use of virtual social networks 79.38 10
5. Tertiary enrolment 61.84 13
5. Adult literacy rate 96.61 35
6. ICT skills 92.69 5
1. Firms with website n/a n/a
2. Ease of doing business 99.00 2
3. Professionals 49.44 21
4. Technicians and associate professionals 94.76 3
5. Business use of digital tools 83.57 19
6. R&D expenditure by businesses 33.34 16
1. Government online services 96.36 5
2. Publication and use of open data 52.69 23
3. Government promotion of investment in emerging technologies 100.00 1
4. R&D expenditure by governments and higher education 79.62 9
1. Secure Internet servers 93.48 4
2. Cybersecurity 96.42 6
3. Online access to financial account 56.92 27
4. Internet shopping 61.58 22
1. Regulatory quality 98.36 2
2. ICT regulatory environment 93.25 26
3. Legal framework's adaptability to emerging technologies 86.76 4
4. E-commerce legislation 100.00 1
5. Privacy protection by law content 43.30 61
1. E-Participation 97.53 6
2. Socioeconomic gap in use of digital payments 90.74 25
3. Availability of local online content 91.63 9
4. Gender gap in internet use 64.36 33
5. Rural gap in use of digital payments 98.86 2

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