The European Commission has released a new index aimed at measuring how ‘digital’ each country in the EU is. The tool gives snapshots, per country, of connectivity (how widespread, fast and affordable broadband is), internet skills, the use of online activities from news to shopping, and how key digital technologies (e-invoices, cloud services, e-commerce, etc) and digital public services such as e-government and e-health are developed. The data is mostly from 2013 and 2014 and will be used in developing the next Digital Agenda scorecard, due out this summer.
Out of a maximum index score of 1.0, Denmark scored the highest with a figure of 0.67, while Romania came last with a digital performance score of 0.31.
The Digital Economy and Society Index combines more than 30 indicators and uses a weighting system to rank each country based on its digital performance.
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Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) Data Resources from European Commission
Structure of the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) Including EU Average Data (PDF)
Includes Country Rankings by Performance Score