Digital Economy and Society Index

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Digital Economy and Society Index

  The Digital Economy and Society Index45.648.752.455.256.659.4
  Human capital11.611.611.711.911.412.4
  Use of Internet6.
  Integration of digital technology8.39.110.411.411.612.4
  Digital public services6.
  The Digital Economy and Society Index54.757.360.763.566.868.9
  Human capital13.113.613.814.515.315.4
  Use of Internet9.
  Integration of digital technology8.49.210.611.211.812.6
  Digital public services9.510.210.610.811.311.8
  The Digital Economy and Society Index37.740.343.045.647.751.0
  Human capital10.011.110.911.211.811.8
  Use of Internet6.
  Integration of digital technology5.
  Digital public services6.
  The Digital Economy and Society Index42.845.147.949.451.854.4
  Human capital12.512.813.113.213.513.6
  Use of Internet7.
  Integration of digital technology6.
  Digital public services5.
  The Digital Economy and Society Index41.344.547.049.251.953.9
  Human capital12.412.512.613.313.813.9
  Use of Internet6.
  Integration of digital technology5.
  Digital public services7.
United Kingdom
  The Digital Economy and Society Index48.149.953.255.658.861.9
  Human capital13.814.114.314.815.315.4
  Use of Internet8.
  Integration of digital technology6.
  Digital public services7.
Europe 28
  The Digital Economy and Society Index39.041.844.446.949.852.5
  Human capital10.611.011.111.411.912.0
  Use of Internet6.
  Integration of digital technology5.
  Digital public services6.

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  •  02/12/2019

The Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) is a composite index that summarises some 30 relevant indicators on Europe’s digital performance and tracks the evolution of EU Member States, across five main dimensions: Connectivity (weight of 25%), Human Capital (weight of 25%), Use of Internet (weight of 15%), Integration of Digital Technology (weight of 20%), Digital Public Services (weight of 15%).

The Connectivity dimension measures the deployment of broadband infrastructure and its quality. Access to fast broadband-enabled services is a necessary condition for competitiveness.

The Human Capital dimension measures the skills needed to take advantage of the possibilities offered by a digital society. Such skills go from basic user skills that enable individuals to interact online and consume digital goods and services, to advanced skills that empower the workforce to take advantage of technology for enhanced productivity and economic growth.

The Use of Internet dimension accounts for the variety of activities performed by citizens already online. Such activities range from consumption of online content (videos, music, games, etc.) to modern communication activities or online shopping and banking.

The Integration of Digital Technology dimension measures the digitisation of businesses and their exploitation of the online sales channel. By adopting digital technology businesses can enhance efficiency, reduce costs and better engage customers, collaborators and business partners. Furthermore, the Internet as a sales outlet offers access to wider markets and potential for growth.

The Digital Public Services dimension measures the digitisation of public services, focusing on eGovernment. Modernisation and digitisation of public services can lead to efficiency gains for the public administration, citizens and businesses alike as well as to the delivery of better services for the citizen.

Other languages

  • Indice de la société et de l'économie numérique
  • Index van digitale economie en maatschappij

Source: European Commission, Digital Scoreboard.