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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
Digital OCDE Government Index 2019 7
United Nations eGovernment Survey 2020: Leading countries with very high E-Government Development Index (EGDI) 17
United Nations eGovernment Survey 2018: World e-government leaders with very high E-Government Development Index (EGDI) 17
Report The Global Innovation Index 2020: online government services 16
Report The Global Innovation Index 2020: participation online 5
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 2
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): implementación del Marco Europeo de Interoperabilidad 1
Open study Travel Standing in Europe (2019) 2


International Context

The Digital Government Index produced by the OCDE analyzes the transition from electronic government to digital government. Understanding this process, as the passage of the mere digitization of administrative procedures in an online service, some utilities completely digital, designed with the user in mind, more simple, accessible, proactive and truly meet the needs of citizens.

In the first edition of the index, 2019, Spain has obtained the 7th position in the overall ranking , sobresaliendo su cuarta posición en tres de las seis dimensiones analizadas: digital por diseño, Sector Público impulsado por datos y proactividad.

According to the report " A survey 2020 eGovernment (Opens in new window) », Spain contained in the list of countries with high performance agree with the Contents of development of electronic administration (E-Government Development Index, EGDI). Leading this indicator is situated in this edition of Man 2020:, Korea, Estonian, Finlandia and Australia. Furthermore, Spain maintains the post number 17 like in the editing 2018.

According to the 2018 edition of “ Global Global Cybersecurity Index (Opens in new window) UIT , which was 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.

According to the perspective that links the Contents of development TIC , known as IDI and GCI , Spain also shows a good positioning.

Comparison of the overall Rating IDI and GCI (details in the previous text

European Union Scope

According to the Index of Digital economy and society ( DESI ) 2020 , Spain ranks 11 among the 28 member states of the HAT. 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 contained in the second while maintaining steady progress from 2014.

2020: Desi Outcomes for dimension and evolution over time (details in the previous text)

DESI 2020: Classification of Spain (details in the previous text)

Position of Spain in digital public services (details in the previous text)

According to the eGovernment Benchmark 2020 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.

El alto promedio de usabilidad del 91% de media, indica que no solo los servicios están disponibles en línea sino que también respaldado por un soporte de usuario confiable. Italia, Malta, Países Bajo, España y Turquía han logrado una puntuación del 100% en este indicador.

In Spain seven in ten people who needed to complete a form of government did online (70%) together with Finlandia, Man, Sweden, United Kingdom, Estonian, low and Letonia Countries. Estonian, Letonia, Lituania and Spain exceed in both penetration as digitisation compared to European countries with similar characteristics.

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 .

Status of interoperability in Europa (NIFO) - Report 2016 (details in the previous text)

In the field of data open, according to the study " Open Data Travel in Europe " in its edition 2019 located Secondly spain .

In the field of data open, located in Spain secondly (details in the previous text)

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