Infocomm Rankings

e-Government Rankings

Overall Competitiveness

Ease of Doing Business

 


 

Highlights of Singapore's Rankings from 2009 to 2016

  2009 2010 2011 2012  2013  2014  2015 2016 
World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Information Technology Report (GITR) Ranking 4th 2nd 2nd 2nd  2nd  2nd  1st  1st
World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) Ranking 3rd 3rd 2nd 2nd  2nd  2nd  2nd  -
International Institute for Management Development (IMD) World Competitiveness Yearbook Ranking 3rd 1st 3rd 4th  5th  3rd  3rd  -
Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)
e-Readiness Ranking
7th 8th NA NA  NA  NA  NA  -
Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Benchmarking IT Industry Competitiveness 9th NA 3rd NA  NA  NA  NA  -
Waseda University World
e-Government Ranking
1st 1st 1st 1st  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

Rank 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013  2014  2015  2016 
1 Denmark Sweden Sweden Sweden Finland Finland  Singapore  Singapore
2 Sweden Singapore Singapore Singapore Singapore  Singapore  Finland  Finland
3 US Denmark Finland Finland Sweden  Sweden  Sweden  Sweden
4 Singapore Switzerland Switzerland Denmark Netherlands Netherlands  Netherlands  Norway
5 Switzerland United States United States Switzerland Norway  Norway  Norway  United States
6 Finland Finland Taiwan, China Netherlands Switzerland  Switzerland  Switzerland  Netherlands
7 Iceland Canada Denmark Norway UK  US  US  Switzerland
8 Norway Hong Kong Canada United States Denmark  Hong Kong  UK  United Kingdom
9 Netherlands Netherlands Norway Canada US UK  Luxembourg  Luxembourg
10 Canada Norway S. Korea UK Taiwan, China  S.Korea  Japan  Japan

Source: The Global Information Technology Report 2016

Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) e-Readiness Ranking

Rank 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
1 Denmark Denmark Denmark Denmark US Denmark Sweden
2 UK US US US Hong Kong Sweden Denmark
3 Sweden Sweden Switzerland Sweden
(joint 2nd)
Sweden Netherlands US
4 Norway Switzerland Sweden Hong Kong Australia Norway Finland
5 Finland UK UK Switzerland Denmark US Netherlands
6 US Hong Kong Netherlands Singapore Singapore Australia Norway
7 Singapore Finland
(joint 6th)
Finland UK Netherlands Singapore Hong Kong
8 Netherlands Netherlands Australia Netherlands UK Hong Kong Singapore
9 Hong Kong Norway Canada Australia Switzerland Canada Australia
10 Switzerland Australia Hong Kong Finland Austria Finland New Zealand
11 Canada Singapore Norway Austria Norway New Zealand Canada
12 Australia Canada Germany Norway Canada Switzerland Taiwan
13 Germany Germany
(joint 12th)
Singapore Canada Finland UK S. Korea
14 S. Korea Austria New Zealand New Zealand Germany Austria UK
15 Austria Ireland Austria
(joint 14th)
Bermuda Korea France Austria

Source: The Economist Intelligence Unit Toptop

Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Benchmarking IT Industry Competitiveness 2011

Rank 2007 2008 2009 2011
1 US US US US
2 Japan Taiwan Finland Finland
3 S. Korea UK Sweden Singapore
4 UK Sweden Canada Sweden
5 Australia Denmark Netherlands UK
6 Taiwan Canada UK Denmark
7 Sweden Australia Australia Canada
8 Denmark S. Korea Denmark Ireland
9 Canada Singapore Singapore Australia
10 Switzerland Netherlands Norway Netherlands
11 Singapore Switzerland Ireland Israel
12 Netherlands Japan Japan Switzerland
13 Finland Finland Israel Taiwan
14 Norway Norway Switzerland Norway
15 Ireland Ireland Taiwan Germany

Source: The Economist Intelligence Unit Toptop


e-Government Rankings

  • UN eGov Development Index (EGDI)
Rank 2012 2014 2016
1 S. Korea
S. Korea
UK
2 Nether-lands
Australia
Australia
3 UK
Singapore
S. Korea
4 Denmark
France
Singapore
5 US
Netherlands
Finland
6 France
Japan
Sweden
7 Sweden
US
Netherlands
8 Norway
UK
New Zealand
9 Finland
New Zealand
Denmark
10 Singapore
Finland
France

Source: United Nations Public Administration Country StudiesToptop

  • Accenture e-Government Customer Service Maturity Ranking
Rank 2003 2004 2005 2007
1 Canada Canada Canada Singapore
2 Singapore Singapore US Canada
3 US US Denmark US
4 Denmark Australia Singapore (joint 3rd) Denmark
5 Australia Denmark (joint 4th) Australia Sweden

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

  • Waseda University World e-Government Ranking
Rank 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013  2014  2015 
1 US Singapore Singapore Singapore Singapore
US
 Singapore  US  Singapore
2 Singapore USA UK USA -  Finland  Singapore  US
3 Canada Sweden US Sweden Korea  US  Korea  Denmark
4 Korea UK Canada Korea Finland  Korea  UK  UK
5 Japan Japan Australia Finland Denmark  UK
 Japan  Korea
6 Hong Kong Korea Japan Japan Sweden  Japan  Canada  Japan
7 Australia Canada Korea Canada Australia  Sweden  Estonia  Australia
8 Finland Taiwan Germany Estonia Japan  Denmark  Finland  Estonia
9 Sweden Finland Sweden Belgium UK  Taiwan  Australia  Canada
10 Taiwan Germany, Italy Taiwan, Italy UK, Denmark Taiwan, 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
Rank 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013  2014  2015 
1 US Switzerland Switzerland Switzerland Switzerland Switzerland  Switzerland  Switzerland
2 Switzerland US Sweden Singapore Singapore Singapore  Singapore  Singapore
3 Denmark Singapore Singapore Sweden Finland Finland  US  US
4 Sweden Sweden US Finland Sweden Germany  Finland  Germany
5 Singapore Denmark Germany US Netherlands US  Germany  Netherlands
6 Finland Finland Japan Germany Germany Sweden   Japan  Japan 
7 Germany Germany Finland Netherlands US Hong Kong  Hong Kong  Hong Kong 
8 Netherlands Japan Netherlands Denmark UK Netherlands  Netherlands  Finland 
9 Japan Canada Denmark Japan Hong Kong Japan   UK  Sweden 
10 Canada Netherlands Canada UK Japan UK  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
Rank 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013  2014  2015  2016 
1 US Singapore Hong Kong, US Hong Kong US  US  US  Hong Kong 
2 Hong Kong Hong Kong - US Switzerland  Switzerland  Hong Kong  Switzerland 
3 Singapore US Singapore Switzerland Hong Kong  Singapore  Singapore  US 
4 Switzerland Switzerland Sweden Singapore Sweden  Hong Kong  Switzerland  Singapore 
5 Denmark Australia Switzerland Sweden Singapore  Sweden  Canada  Sweden 
6 Sweden Sweden Taiwan Canada Norway  Germany  Luxembourg  Denmark 
7 Australia Canada Canada Taiwan Canada  Canada  Norway  Ireland 
8 Canada Taiwan Qatar Norway UAE  UAE  Denmark  Netherlands 
9 Finland Norway Australia Germany Germany  Denmark  Sweden  Norway 
10 Netherlands Malaysia Germany Qatar Qatar  Norway  Germany  Canada 

Source: International Institute for Management Development World Competitiveness Yearbooks

Toptop


Ease of Doing Business

  • World's Easiest Place to Do Business
Rank 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012  2013  2014  2015 
1 Singapore Singapore Singapore Singapore Singapore  Singapore  Singapore  Singapore 
2 New Zealand New Zealand Hong Kong, China Hong Kong, China Hong Kong, China  Hong Kong, China  Hong Kong, China  New Zealand
3 US Hong Kong, China New Zealand New Zealand New Zealand  New Zealand  New Zealand  Denmark
4 Hong Kong, China US
UK US US  US  US  Korea, Rep
5 Denmark Denmark US Denmark
Denmark  Denmark  Denmark  Hong Kong, China
6 UK UK Denmark UK Norway  Norway  Malaysia  UK
7 Ireland  Ireland Norway Norway
UK  UK  Korea, Rep  US
8 Canada Canada Ireland Ireland
Korea, Rep  Korea, Rep  Georgia  Sweden
9 Norway Australia Canada Sweden Iceland   Georgia  Norway  Norway
10 Australia Norway Australia Saudi Arabia Ireland  Australia  UK  Finland

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

 Toptop

  • Top 10 Business Environments
Rank Country Total Score
1 Singapore 8.65
2 Switzerland 8.52
3 Hong Kong 8.39
4 Canada 8.30
5 Australia 8.29
6 Sweden 8.26
7 US 8.25
8 New Zealand 8.18
Finland  8.18 
10  Denmark  8.16 

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

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