Finland is Europe’s most advanced digital nation, and although Europe has lost the top spot to Asia with Singapore’s promotion over the past year, it is European nations that dominate the leader-board, with seven of the top 10 places in the latest Networked Readiness Index (NRI.)

The NRI is part of the World Economic Forum’s Global Information Technology Report 2015: ICTs for Inclusive Growth. The report scores nations on four counts of readiness to exploit new digital technologies: 1) the regulatory and business environment, 2) infrastructure, affordability, and skills, 3) usage by businesses, individuals and government, and 4) social and economic impact.

Here’s the European top 10 for digital readiness:


See also the global top 10 plus digital readiness league tables for sub-Saharan AfricaNorth Africa and the Middle East, Latin America, and Asia.

Explore the Networked Readiness Index by using the heatmap below.

Author: Thierry Geiger, Associate Director, Economist, Global Benchmarking Network, Global Competitiveness and Risk, World Economic Forum

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