European Union: Reference/Data: “2017 Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI)”
From the European Commission:
The European Commission [recently published] the results of the 2017 Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI), a tool presenting the performance of the 28 Member States in a wide range of areas, from connectivity and digital skills to the digitisation of businesses and public services.
Overall the EU has progressed and improved its digital performance by 3 percentage points compared to last year, but progress could be faster and the picture varies across Member States (the digital gap – between the most and least digital countries – is 37 percentage points, compared to 36 percentage points in 2014). Denmark, Finland, Sweden and the Netherlands lead the DESI this year followed by Luxembourg, Belgium, the UK, Ireland, Estonia, and Austria. The top-three EU digital players are also the global leaders, ahead of South Korea, Japan and the United States. Slovakia and Slovenia are the EU countries which have progressed the most. Despite some improvements, several Member States including Poland, Croatia, Italy, Greece, Bulgaria and Romania, are still lagging behind in their digital development compared to the EU average. Individual country profiles are available online.
Read the Complete Summary/News Release
- Consult the list of indicators, their definitions and sources
- Explore the DESI dimensions
- Configure your own DESI in the DESI simulation tool
- Explore performance of individual countries
- Read the methodological note on the DESI 2016
- Speech of Commission Vice-President Andrus Ansip, presenting the DESI
- Digital Single Market fact sheet
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