Performance Overview

SWEDEN claims the top spot in the renewed NRI. One of the country’s greatest strengths is its consistency across the pillars: It ranks in the top 10 in all four pillars and in the top 5 in three of them. Sweden’s highest position at the pillar level is with respect to People (2nd), where it is the global leader in terms of Business ICT usage and skills, and it ranks 4th when it comes to the role of Government in ICT usage for People. The country ranks 3rd in the Impact pillar and 4th in the Technology pillar, boosted by strong showings in the Economy (5th) and Quality of Life (6th) sub-pillars in the former case and by impressive performances in the Content (5th) and Future Technologies (3rd) sub-pillars in the latter. One of Sweden’s weakest dimensions relates to the Individuals (14th) sub-pillar, where there is a possibility to raise the skill set of the population.

GDP (PPP) per capita
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SWE
Country
Sweden
Score
82.75
Rank
1
Technology
83.82
People
78.07
Governance
88.88
Impact
80.23
1. Mobile tariffs 92.50 8
2. Handset prices 70.48 15
3. Households with internet acccess 94.72 11
4. 4G mobile network coverage (% of population) 100.00 1
5. Fixed-broadband subscriptions, 10Mbit/s or above (% of total subscriptions) 92.12 31
6. International internet bandwidth, kb/s per Internet user 69.75 55
7. Proportion of primary schools with access to Internet for pedagogical purpose n/a n/a
1. GitHub commits 84.98 3
2. Wikipedia edits 93.45 4
3. Internet domain registrations* - -
4. Mobile apps development 88.66 13
1. Availability of latest technologies 96.31 5
2. Company investment in emerging technology 91.97 3
3. ICT PCT patent applications per million population 100.00 1
4. Total computer software spending (% of GDP) 54.79 10
5. Robot density 72.93 5
1. Medium and high-tech industry 67.74 10
2. High-tech exports 27.61 33
3. PCT patent applications 91.27 2
4. Labour productivity per employee 69.51 14
5. Prevalence of gig economy 72.37 18
1. Happiness 92.49 8
2. Freedom to make life choices 96.30 8
3. Income inequality 88.14 16
4. Healthy life expectancy at birth 87.36 16
1. SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being 95.08 6
2. SDG 4: Quality Education 66.58 15
3. SDG 5: Gender Equality 79.24 46
4. SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy 78.76 67
5. SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities 100.00 1
1. Internet users 92.26 13
2. Active mobile-broadband subscriptions 48.39 17
3. Use of virtual social networks 73.20 17
5. Tertiary enrolment 48.73 37
5. Adult literacy rate n/a n/a
6. ICT skills 95.14 3
1. Firms with website 93.05 6
2. Ease of doing business 91.56 10
3. Professionals 72.42 2
4. Technicians and associate professionals 79.53 8
5. Business use of digital tools 96.36 6
6. R&D expenditure by businesses 60.02 5
1. Government online services 89.70 15
2. Publication and use of open data 69.84 15
3. Government promotion of investment in emerging technologies 71.71 16
4. R&D expenditure by governments and higher education 90.76 3
1. Secure Internet servers 81.02 24
2. Cybersecurity 86.89 34
3. Online access to financial account 93.08 4
4. Internet shopping 91.90 6
1. Regulatory quality 91.06 6
2. ICT regulatory environment 90.35 33
3. Legal framework's adaptability to emerging technologies 84.19 7
4. E-commerce legislation 100.00 1
5. Privacy protection by law content 99.35 2
1. E-Participation 81.48 41
2. Socioeconomic gap in use of digital payments 97.28 7
3. Availability of local online content 100.00 1
4. Gender gap in internet use 72.47 5
5. Rural gap in use of digital payments 75.98 24

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