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Spain improvement in all dimensions that measures the Índice of economy and Digital Society DESI 2018

21 may 2018

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According to the DESI 2018 Spain ranks number 10 of the 28 states members of the eu in the Índice DESI 2018. Your score increased due to better performance in all dimensions that measured DESI. Spain is contained in the highest positions, 4th place in the area of e-administration.

The Índice of economy and Digital Society (DESI) (Opens in new window) it is a composite index that sums up five digital performance indicators of europe and to monitor the evolution of the states members of the european union in competitiveness. These five indicators are connectivity, human capital, use of internet, integration of digital technology and public services.

According to the DESI 2018, Spain (Opens in new window) ranked number 10 of the 28 states members of the eu. It also indicates that your score increased due to higher performance in the five indicators measuring DESI.

Classification of the Contents of the economy and the Digital Society (DESI) 2018



ESPAÑA post ESPAÑA score GROUP score EU score
DESI 2018 10 58.0 54.7 12,000
DESI 2017 12 53.3 51.5 6,983


In particular, among all dimensions, Spain is contained in highest positions in the area of e-administration, in 4th place .

5 Digital public services

ESPAÑA post ESPAÑA score GROUP score EU score
DESI 2018 4 72.4 58.5 57.5
DESI 2017 6 68.5 4,970 53.7


  DESI 2018 DESI 2017 DESI 2018
Value position value position value
5a1 Users of electronic administration.% of users that need to submit forms 67% ↑ 11 66% 11 58%
5a2 precumplimentados Forms. Score (0-100) ↑ 72 9 67 10 53
5a3. Completion of online services. Score (0-100) ↑ 94 6 89 11 84
5a4. Public Services for companies. digital Score (0-100) - Including united and cross-border ↑ 95 3 88 11 83
open database 5a4.. per cent of the maximum score ↑ 94 per cent 2 91% 1 73%
5b1. Health services% individuals. 29 per cent 5 NA   18%


The following aspects on the performance of spain on indicator “ 5. Public services ’ digital :

  • In Spain, public services remain the digital dimension in which gets the best results. Ranked number 4 of the eu countries, with a score better than the previous year. According To the summary : (Opens in new window)

In digital public services, Finland has the highest score, followed by Estonia, Denmark and Spain. Greece, Hungary and Romania have the lowest scores.



  • Spain obtained very good results in open and there is a high level of on-line interaction between public authorities and citizens. The 67 per cent of internet users spaniards are actively involved with the services of electronic administration.
  • In 2017 Spain gets a better result than the previous year in the indicators relating to the forms precumplimentados (72 100) and the completion of information services of electronic administration (94 100).
  • Moreover, the availability of services of electronic administration for companies shows an inspiring outcome for spain, with a score of 95 on 100, the third country according to the results obtained in the eu.
  • The strategic Plan in the field of icts for 2015-202014 taken (Plan digital Transformation of the General state administration and Public Bodies) is already producing digital results in the central administration and public agencies.

The DESI is structured around five dimensions (Opens in new window) :

  1. Connectivity: measured the deployment of broadband infrastructure and its quality.
  2. Human Capital: measured the skills necessary to take advantage of the digital society. These skills range from the most basic allow individuals interact online and consume digital goods and services, to those that allowed to take advanced technology to improve productivity and economic growth.
  3. Use of the internet - provides a variety of activities undertaken by the citizens already online. These activities range from the use of online content (videos, music, games, etc.) to purchases and online banking, modern communications activities.
  4. Integration of digital technology: measured the digitization of companies and their exploitation of the channel of online sales. With the adoption of digital technology companies can improve the efficiency, reduce costs and enhance the participation of clients, collaborators and partners. Moreover, the Internet offers access to broader markets and growth potential.
  5. Public services: the digitization of measured public services, focusing on the electronic administration. The modernization and digitization of public services lead to greater efficiency of public administration, citizens and businesses, providing better services to the citizen.

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