Performance Overview

SWITZERLAND is one of the global leaders in two of the pillars of the NRI, while it performs less well with respect to the other two pillars. The country’s best showing relates to the Impact (2nd) pillar, primarily as a result of the high scores it achieves in the Economy (3rd) and SDG Contribution (2nd) sub-pillars. Switzerland is also impressive when it comes to the Technology (3rd) pillar, where it enjoys superior levels of Access (4th), Content (3rd), and Future Technologies (7th). Its performances in the pillars on People and Governance (both 12th) are more disappointing. In the former case, the score is primarily dragged down by comparatively weak ICT usage among Individuals (44th), which stand in stark contrast to the ICT usage and skills by Businesses (3rd). In the latter case, it is mainly due to a relatively low level of Inclusion (18th).

GDP (PPP) per capita
1. Mobile tariffs93.926
2. Cost of cheapest internet-enable device (% of monthly GDP per capita)82.775
3. Households with internet acccess87.8122
4. 4G mobile network coverage (% of population)9924
5. Fixed-broadband subscriptions, 10Mbit/s or above (% of totaal subscriptions)97.0511
6. International internet bandwidth, kb/s per Internet user71.1142
7. Proportion of primary schools with access to Internet for pedagogical purpose1001
1. Digital participationn/an/a
2. Mobile apps development89.729
3. Receipts for the use of intellectual property71.113
1. Availability of latest technologies97.523
2. Company investment in emerging technology88.544
3. Government procurement of advanced technology products51.5432
4. ICT PCT patent applications per million population69.259
5. Total computer software spending (% of GDP)72.732
6. Robot density43.3218
1. Medium and high-tech industry82.592
2. High-tech exports25.3434
3. PCT patent applications87.043
4. Labour productivity per employee62.2712
1. Happiness92.723
2. Freedom to make life choices92.1214
3. Income inequality80.7929
4. Healthy life expectancy at birth90.114
1. Access to basic services99.9310
2. Pollution94.9416
3. Road safety1001
4. Reading proficiency in schoolsn/an/a
5. Maths proficiency in schoolsn/an/a
5. Use of clean fuels and technology1001
1. Internet users88.9117
2. Active mobile-broadband subscriptions37.831
3. Use of virtual social networks50.169
5. Tertiary enrolment43.2648
5. Adult literacy raten/an/a
6. ICT skills81.0512
1. Firms with website94.955
2. Internet shopping71.8415
3. Professionals66.198
4. Technicians and associate professionals83.338
5. Extent of staff training1001
6. R&D expenditure by businesses60.84
1. Government online services83.0735
2. Publication and use of open data57.4619
3.ICT use and government efficiency68.2622
4. R&D expenditure by governments and higher education84.926
1. Rule of law97.383
2. Software piracy rate91.8910
3. Secure Internet servers94.965
4. Cybersecurity84.3239
5. Online trust and safety67.1242
1. Regulatory quality90.638
2. Ease of doing business82.0535
3. Legal framework's adaptability to digital business models69.7321
4. E-commerce legislation1001
5. Social safety net protection95.48
6. ICT regulatory environment95.5615
1. E-Participation82.1741
2. Socioeconomic gap in use of digital payments95.6715
3. Availability of local online content91.596
4. Gender gap in internet use62.1239
5. Rural gap in use of digital payments75.5327