Infocomm Rankings

e-Government Rankings

Overall Competitiveness

Ease of Doing Business

 


 

Highlights of Singapore's Rankings from 2009 to 2016

 2009201020112012 2013 2014 20152016 
World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Information Technology Report (GITR) Ranking4th2nd2nd2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 1st
World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) Ranking3rd3rd2nd2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd -
International Institute for Management Development (IMD) World Competitiveness Yearbook Ranking3rd1st3rd4th 5th 3rd 3rd -
Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)
e-Readiness Ranking
7th8thNANA NA NA NA -
Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Benchmarking IT Industry Competitiveness9thNA3rdNA NA NA NA -
Waseda University World
e-Government Ranking
1st1st1st1st 1st 2nd 1st -

* There are no rankings for that year.
+ First ranking released in 2007.


Infocomm Rankings

World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Information Technology Reports (GITR) Ranking

Rank20092010201120122013 2014 2015 2016 
1DenmarkSwedenSwedenSwedenFinlandFinland Singapore Singapore
2SwedenSingaporeSingaporeSingaporeSingapore Singapore Finland Finland
3USDenmarkFinlandFinlandSweden Sweden Sweden Sweden
4SingaporeSwitzerlandSwitzerlandDenmarkNetherlandsNetherlands Netherlands Norway
5SwitzerlandUnited StatesUnited StatesSwitzerlandNorway Norway Norway United States
6FinlandFinlandTaiwan, ChinaNetherlandsSwitzerland Switzerland Switzerland Netherlands
7IcelandCanadaDenmarkNorwayUK US US Switzerland
8NorwayHong KongCanadaUnited StatesDenmark Hong Kong UK United Kingdom
9NetherlandsNetherlandsNorwayCanadaUSUK Luxembourg Luxembourg
10CanadaNorwayS. KoreaUKTaiwan, China S.Korea Japan Japan

Source: The Global Information Technology Report 2016

Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) e-Readiness Ranking

Rank2004200520062007200820092010
1DenmarkDenmarkDenmarkDenmarkUSDenmarkSweden
2UKUSUSUSHong KongSwedenDenmark
3SwedenSwedenSwitzerlandSweden
(joint 2nd)
SwedenNetherlandsUS
4NorwaySwitzerlandSwedenHong KongAustraliaNorwayFinland
5FinlandUKUKSwitzerlandDenmarkUSNetherlands
6USHong KongNetherlandsSingaporeSingaporeAustraliaNorway
7SingaporeFinland
(joint 6th)
FinlandUKNetherlandsSingaporeHong Kong
8NetherlandsNetherlandsAustraliaNetherlandsUKHong KongSingapore
9Hong KongNorwayCanadaAustraliaSwitzerlandCanadaAustralia
10SwitzerlandAustraliaHong KongFinlandAustriaFinlandNew Zealand
11CanadaSingaporeNorwayAustriaNorwayNew ZealandCanada
12AustraliaCanadaGermanyNorwayCanadaSwitzerlandTaiwan
13GermanyGermany
(joint 12th)
SingaporeCanadaFinlandUKS. Korea
14S. KoreaAustriaNew ZealandNew ZealandGermanyAustriaUK
15AustriaIrelandAustria
(joint 14th)
BermudaKoreaFranceAustria

Source: The Economist Intelligence Unit Toptop

Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Benchmarking IT Industry Competitiveness 2011

Rank2007200820092011
1USUSUSUS
2JapanTaiwanFinlandFinland
3S. KoreaUKSwedenSingapore
4UKSwedenCanadaSweden
5AustraliaDenmarkNetherlandsUK
6TaiwanCanadaUKDenmark
7SwedenAustraliaAustraliaCanada
8DenmarkS. KoreaDenmarkIreland
9CanadaSingaporeSingaporeAustralia
10SwitzerlandNetherlandsNorwayNetherlands
11SingaporeSwitzerlandIrelandIsrael
12NetherlandsJapanJapanSwitzerland
13FinlandFinlandIsraelTaiwan
14NorwayNorwaySwitzerlandNorway
15IrelandIrelandTaiwanGermany

Source: The Economist Intelligence Unit Toptop


e-Government Rankings

  • UN eGov Development Index (EGDI)
Rank201220142016
1S. Korea
S. Korea
UK
2Nether-lands
Australia
Australia
3UK
Singapore
S. Korea
4Denmark
France
Singapore
5US
Netherlands
Finland
6France
Japan
Sweden
7Sweden
US
Netherlands
8Norway
UK
New Zealand
9Finland
New Zealand
Denmark
10Singapore
Finland
France

Source: United Nations Public Administration Country StudiesToptop

  • Accenture e-Government Customer Service Maturity Ranking
Rank2003200420052007
1CanadaCanadaCanadaSingapore
2SingaporeSingaporeUSCanada
3USUSDenmarkUS
4DenmarkAustraliaSingapore (joint 3rd)Denmark
5AustraliaDenmark (joint 4th)AustraliaSweden

Source: Accenture e-Government Leadership Reports
Note: Accenture did not rank the economies in 2006 and 2008. Toptop

  • Waseda University World e-Government Ranking
Rank200820092010201120122013 2014 2015 
1USSingaporeSingaporeSingaporeSingapore
US
 Singapore US Singapore
2SingaporeUSAUKUSA- Finland Singapore US
3CanadaSwedenUSSwedenKorea US Korea Denmark
4KoreaUKCanadaKoreaFinland Korea UK UK
5JapanJapanAustraliaFinlandDenmark UK
 Japan Korea
6Hong KongKoreaJapanJapanSweden Japan Canada Japan
7AustraliaCanadaKoreaCanadaAustralia Sweden Estonia Australia
8FinlandTaiwanGermanyEstoniaJapan Denmark Finland Estonia
9SwedenFinlandSwedenBelgiumUK Taiwan Australia Canada
10TaiwanGermany, ItalyTaiwan, ItalyUK, DenmarkTaiwan, Canada Netherlands Sweden Norway

Source: The 2015 Waseda University World e-Government Ranking Toptop


Overall Competitiveness

  • World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) Ranking
Rank200820092010201120122013 2014 2015 
1USSwitzerlandSwitzerlandSwitzerlandSwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland Switzerland
2SwitzerlandUSSwedenSingaporeSingaporeSingapore Singapore Singapore
3DenmarkSingaporeSingaporeSwedenFinlandFinland US US
4SwedenSwedenUSFinlandSwedenGermany Finland Germany
5SingaporeDenmarkGermanyUSNetherlandsUS Germany Netherlands
6FinlandFinlandJapanGermanyGermanySweden  Japan Japan 
7GermanyGermanyFinlandNetherlandsUSHong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong 
8NetherlandsJapanNetherlandsDenmarkUKNetherlands Netherlands Finland 
9JapanCanadaDenmarkJapanHong KongJapan  UK Sweden 
10CanadaNetherlandsCanadaUKJapanUK Sweden UK 

Source: World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Reports
Note: The WEF revised its methodology for the 2007 GCI. The WEF also rebased the 2006 rankings using the revised methodology so that economies can compare their progress between the 2006 and 2007 results. The WEF did not do similar rebasing for the GCI rankings prior to 2006.

Toptop

  • International Institute for Management Development (IMD) World Competitiveness Yearbook Ranking
Rank20092010201120122013 2014 2015 2016 
1USSingaporeHong Kong, USHong KongUS US US Hong Kong 
2Hong KongHong Kong-USSwitzerland Switzerland Hong Kong Switzerland 
3SingaporeUSSingaporeSwitzerlandHong Kong Singapore Singapore US 
4SwitzerlandSwitzerlandSwedenSingaporeSweden Hong Kong Switzerland Singapore 
5DenmarkAustraliaSwitzerlandSwedenSingapore Sweden Canada Sweden 
6SwedenSwedenTaiwanCanadaNorway Germany Luxembourg Denmark 
7AustraliaCanadaCanadaTaiwanCanada Canada Norway Ireland 
8CanadaTaiwanQatarNorwayUAE UAE Denmark Netherlands 
9FinlandNorwayAustraliaGermanyGermany Denmark Sweden Norway 
10NetherlandsMalaysiaGermanyQatarQatar Norway Germany Canada 

Source: International Institute for Management Development World Competitiveness Yearbooks

Toptop


Ease of Doing Business

  • World's Easiest Place to Do Business
Rank20082009201020112012 2013 2014 2015 
1SingaporeSingaporeSingaporeSingaporeSingapore Singapore Singapore Singapore 
2New ZealandNew ZealandHong Kong, ChinaHong Kong, ChinaHong Kong, China Hong Kong, China Hong Kong, China New Zealand
3USHong Kong, ChinaNew ZealandNew ZealandNew Zealand New Zealand New Zealand Denmark
4Hong Kong, ChinaUS
UKUSUS US US Korea, Rep
5DenmarkDenmarkUSDenmark
Denmark Denmark Denmark Hong Kong, China
6UKUKDenmarkUKNorway Norway Malaysia UK
7Ireland IrelandNorwayNorway
UK UK Korea, Rep US
8CanadaCanadaIrelandIreland
Korea, Rep Korea, Rep Georgia Sweden
9NorwayAustraliaCanadaSwedenIceland  Georgia Norway Norway
10AustraliaNorwayAustraliaSaudi ArabiaIreland Australia UK Finland

Source: Doing Business 2015, by The World Bank and the International Finance Corporation

 Toptop

  • Top 10 Business Environments
RankCountryTotal Score
1Singapore8.65
2Switzerland8.52
3Hong Kong8.39
4Canada8.30
5Australia8.29
6Sweden8.26
7US8.25
8New Zealand8.18
Finland 8.18 
10 Denmark 8.16 

Source: The Economist Intelligence Unit, in its Business Environment Ranking (2014-2018)Toptop

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