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Summary of the positioning of Spain in the international context.

The data shown below illustrate the perception of Spain abroad in connection with aspects related to the development of electronic administration, public service delivery digital, online participation as well as specific aspects of this area as interoperability and open data.

Summary Table of international indicators
Indicator Position
United Nations eGovernment Survey 2018: Leading countries with very high E-Government Development Index (EGDI) 17
United Nations eGovernment Survey 2016: World e-government leaders with very high E-Government Development Index (EGDI) 17
United Nations eGovernment Survey 2016: Top performing countries in Online Service Index (OSI) 12
United Nations eGovernment Survey 2016: E-Participation Index 7
Report The Global Innovation Index 2017: online government services 11
Report The Global Innovation Index 2017: participation online 7
Report OURData Index of OCDE: Open Government Data 6
Global Cybersecurity Index (UIT) 7
Summary Table of indicators at European level
Indicator Position
Index of Digital economy and society (DESI) 11
Index of Digital economy and society (DESI): digital public services 4
Informe State of Play of Interoperability in Europe (2016): alineamiento con el Marco Europeo de Interoperabilidad. 3
State of Play of Interoperability in Europe (2016): implementation of the European framework of interoperability 1
Open study Travel Standing in Europe (2018) 2


International Context

According to the report " A eGovernment survey 2018 (Opens in new window) », Spain figure, as underlined explicitly, in the list of countries with high performance (Top Performers) agree with the Contents of development of electronic administration (E-Government Development Index, EGDI), along with countries such as Man, Finlandia, Republic of Korea, Netherlands, Australia, Japan, New Zelanda, United Kingdom and United States.

Top 10 Performers in 2018

Moreover, Spain maintains the post number 17 regarding the edition of 2016, and at number 10 in the field of European countries.

Leading countries in e-government development

Otros datos de España recogidos en el informe son que figura con un ‘muy alto’ (Very High) en el indicador de participación electrónica, ‘E-Participation’, así como en el indicador de servicios en línea ‘Online Service Index’.

E-Participation Index

According to the 2018 edition of GCI, published in April 2019, Spain contained in seventh place in the list of the ten countries which show a greater degree of commitment to cybersecurity.

In the analysis by geographical areas, Spain contained in fifth (5) place at European level after United Kingdom, France, Estonian and Lituania.

Según la perspectiva que pone en relación el índice de desarrollo TIC, conocido como IDI, y el GCI, España también muestra un buen posicionamiento.

European Union Scope

According to the Index of Digital economy and society (DESI) 2019 Spain ranks 11 among the 28 member states of the HAT, being the fourth among the fastest growth. Highlights that Spain gets good results and progresses in the development of digital public services, stressing the commitment with data open. According to this indicator of digital public services Spain was fourth while maintaining steady progress from 2014.

According to the eGovernment Benchmark 2018 published by the European commission, Spain is located with a Level medio-alto of penetration and digitization, forming part of the State-eGov scene, which includes the best performers in its class above the European average.

España figura en el grupo de países “Top-performing” en varias de las facetas analizadas.

In the field of interoperabilildad, aspect that flowed imperative for cooperation between administrations to greater effectiveness and efficiency in service to the citizen, according to the report “ State of Play of Interoperability in Europe (NIFO) – Report 2016 " Spain appears in the top in terms of alignment with the European framework of interoperability, implementation and monitoring .

In the field of data open, according to the study "Open Data Travel in Europe" in its edition 2018 located Secondly spain .

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