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 2020 - An overview
Which of the world’s economies are digitally more competitive and why? How might this give them a headstart in recovering from the economic fallout of COVID-19?

Computing the Rankings

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What is the IMD World Digital Competitiveness ranking?

Digital Competitiveness factors and sub-factors


  • Talent
  • Training and Education
  • Scientific Concentration


  • Regulatory Framework
  • Capital
  • Technological Framework


  • Adaptive Attitudes
    Business Agility
    IT Integration
Talent, regulation and capital needed for Thai economy to recover
Topics: Competitiveness
27 January 2021

Thailand needs to attract digital talent and invest more in education for it to boost its competitiveness in the current economic climate. That is the key message that came out of a recent IMD webinar, organized in…

European economies take 8 out of top 10 spots in 2020 World Talent Ranking
Topics: Competitiveness
12 November 2020

In order, from first to fifth were: Switzerland, Denmark, Luxembourg, Iceland, and Sweden.

This year’s results— which use hard data from 2019 and survey answers from January to April 2020 — underline…

Switzerland must be bolder in innovation and investment to keep pace with the digital revolution
Topics: Digital, Competitiveness
2 October 2020

Switzerland is “well positioned” to challenge the global leaders the digital revolution, according to Director of the IMD World Competitiveness Center Arturo Bris, but there are signs that a lack of ambition…

The future of the world will depend on digitalization
Topics: Competitiveness, Leadership
1 October 2020

The United States came first, Singapore second, and Denmark third in the 2020 IMD World Digital Competitiveness Ranking, a giant compilation of data that economists said could help predict how…

Singapore, Helsinki and Zurich triumph in global smart city index
Topics: Competitiveness, Leadership
17 September 2020

Singapore, Helsinki and Zurich have taken the podium positions in the 2020 IMD-SUTD Smart City Index Report, a collaboration between IMD and Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).

The 2020 Indexranked 109…