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
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Country
Switzerland
Score
80.41
Rank
5
Technology
85.67
People
70.02
Governance
85.04
Impact
80.93
1. Mobile tariffs 93.92 6
2. Handset prices 82.77 5
3. Households with internet acccess 88.54 22
4. 4G mobile network coverage (% of population) 99.00 24
5. Fixed-broadband subscriptions, 10Mbit/s or above (% of total subscriptions) 97.05 11
6. International internet bandwidth, kb/s per Internet user 71.15 43
7. Proportion of primary schools with access to Internet for pedagogical purpose 100.00 1
1. GitHub commits 100.00 1
2. Wikipedia edits 83.14 16
3. Internet domain registrations* - -
4. Mobile apps development 90.67 9
1. Availability of latest technologies 93.09 6
2. Company investment in emerging technology 89.43 4
3. ICT PCT patent applications per million population 72.81 8
4. Total computer software spending (% of GDP) 67.41 3
5. Robot density 43.32 18
1. Medium and high-tech industry 82.59 2
2. High-tech exports 24.57 35
3. PCT patent applications 89.42 3
4. Labour productivity per employee 75.26 10
5. Prevalence of gig economy 66.09 27
1. Happiness 98.31 2
2. Freedom to make life choices 91.48 19
3. Income inequality 78.09 31
4. Healthy life expectancy at birth 90.87 4
1. SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being 90.16 13
2. SDG 4: Quality Education 71.43 9
3. SDG 5: Gender Equality 73.02 75
4. SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy 95.95 5
5. SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities 97.02 3
1. Internet users 89.72 17
2. Active mobile-broadband subscriptions 38.31 31
3. Use of virtual social networks 51.55 72
5. Tertiary enrolment 43.26 49
5. Adult literacy rate n/a n/a
6. ICT skills 89.20 7
1. Firms with website 95.48 5
2. Ease of doing business 82.05 35
3. Professionals 64.46 6
4. Technicians and associate professionals 73.98 14
5. Business use of digital tools 83.55 20
6. R&D expenditure by businesses 61.17 4
1. Government online services 82.42 36
2. Publication and use of open data 57.46 19
3. Government promotion of investment in emerging technologies 57.55 27
4. R&D expenditure by governments and higher education 86.04 5
1. Secure Internet servers 91.52 5
2. Cybersecurity 84.51 39
3. Online access to financial account 66.23 19
4. Internet shopping 71.84 15
1. Regulatory quality 90.63 8
2. ICT regulatory environment 95.56 16
3. Legal framework's adaptability to emerging technologies 85.14 5
4. E-commerce legislation 100.00 1
5. Privacy protection by law content n/a n/a
1. E-Participation 90.13 18
2. Socioeconomic gap in use of digital payments 95.67 15
3. Availability of local online content 95.34 5
4. Gender gap in internet use 62.12 41
5. Rural gap in use of digital payments 75.53 28

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