World Digital Competitiveness Ranking

Measuring the capacity and readiness of economies to adopt and explore digital technologies for economic and social transformation
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IMD World Digital Competitiveness Ranking 2022 - An overview
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2022 Country 2021 Ranking Change  
1 Denmark 4 +3
2 USA 1 -1
3 Sweden 3 - -
4 Singapore 5 +1
5 Switzerland 6 +1
6 Netherlands 7 +1
7 Finland 11 +4
8 Korea Rep. 12 +4
9 Hong Kong SAR 2 -7
10 Canada 13 +3
11 Taiwan, China 8 -3
12 Norway 9 -3
13 UAE 10 -3
14 Australia 20 +6
15 Israel 17 +2
16 United Kingdom 14 -2
17 China 15 -2
18 Austria 16 -2
19 Germany 18 -2
20 Estonia 25 +5
21 Iceland 21 - -
22 France 24 +2
23 Belgium 26 +3
24 Ireland 19 -5
25 Lithuania 30 +5
26 Qatar 29 +3
27 New Zealand 23 -4
28 Spain 31 +3
29 Japan 28 -1
30 Luxembourg 22 -8
31 Malaysia 27 -4
32 Bahrain 0 0 -
33 Czech Republic 33 - -
34 Latvia 37 +3
35 Saudi Arabia 36 +1
36 Kazakhstan 32 - -
37 Slovenia 35 -2
38 Portugal 34 -4
39 Italy 40 +1
40 Thailand 38 -2
41 Chile 39 -2
42 Hungary 45 +3
43 Croatia 55 +12
44 India 46 +2
45 Cyprus 43 -2
46 Poland 41 -5
47 Slovak Republic 47 - -
48 Bulgaria 52 +4
49 Romania 50 +1
50 Greece 44 -6
51 Indonesia 53 +2
52 Brazil 51 -1
53 Jordan 49 -4
54 Turkey 48 -6
55 Mexico 56 +1
56 Philippines 58 +2
57 Peru 57 - -
58 South Africa 60 +2
59 Argentina 61 +2
60 Colombia 59 -1
61 Botswana 63 +2
62 Mongolia 62 - -
63 Venezuela 64 +1

What is the IMD World Digital Competitiveness ranking?

Digital Competitiveness factors and sub-factors

Sub-factors:

  • Talent
  • Training and Education
  • Scientific Concentration

Sub-factors:

  • Regulatory Framework
  • Capital
  • Technological Framework

Sub-factors:

  • Adaptive Attitudes
    Business Agility
    IT Integration

Computing the Rankings

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Topics: Digital, Competitiveness
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