The Digital Economy

Estonia built one of the world’s most advanced digital societies. During COVID-19, that became a lifeline.

Tourists take pictures of St. Nicholas' Church in the Old town of Tallinn, Estonia, August 13, 2018. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov - RC13FF7B9700

Estonia's digital infrastructure came to the rescue during the coronavirus pandemic. Image: REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Jana Silaškova
e-Governance Project Manager , Estonian Association of Information Technology And Telecommunications (ITL)
Masao Takahashi
Head, New Investors, Private Sector Partnerships & Innovation, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance
Our Impact
The Big Picture
Explore and monitor how The Digital Economy is affecting economies, industries and global issues
A hand holding a looking glass by a lake
Crowdsource Innovation
Get involved with our crowdsourced digital platform to deliver impact at scale
Stay up to date:

The Digital Economy

Image: Government ICT
Have you read?

What is the World Economic Forum doing about the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

Image: World Economic Forum
Don't miss any update on this topic

Create a free account and access your personalized content collection with our latest publications and analyses.

License and Republishing

World Economic Forum articles may be republished in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public License, and in accordance with our Terms of Use.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author alone and not the World Economic Forum.

Related topics:
The Digital EconomyEstoniaEmerging TechnologiesDigital CommunicationsTechnological TransformationCOVID-19
World Economic Forum logo
Global Agenda

The Agenda Weekly

A weekly update of the most important issues driving the global agenda

Subscribe today

You can unsubscribe at any time using the link in our emails. For more details, review our privacy policy.


What does the EU’s new Digital Markets Act mean for big tech?

Douglas Broom

September 5, 2023

About Us



Partners & Members

  • Join Us

Language Editions

Privacy Policy & Terms of Service

© 2023 World Economic Forum