First developed in 2013, I-DESI compares the average yield of eu member states with 17 non-eu countries, using a similar methodology to Contents DESI. Measures the performance in five dimensions or Policy areas: connectivity, human capital (digital skills), use of Internet by individuals, integration of technology and public services.
The eu member states, in general, obtain good results compared with the non-eu countries, in addition, the major eu countries are among the best play globally: six Eu member states were in the top ten "". However, the eu average masks important differences between the Eu member state most advanced and less advanced, as demonstrated by the often wide gap between eu member states "top and bottom" "" I-DESI tables.
Figure 1: mean scores in all dimensions for I-DESI 2013-2016
On average, the eu countries did well, in connection with the 17 non-eu countries, in terms of connectivity, and in terms of skills and the use of the Internet by citizens. The results of the eu in terms of integration of technology by businesses was also placed at levels similar to those non-eu countries for the first time since 2013. However, public services are the only digital dimension in which the eu member states have always been less satisfactory than their counterparts to 17 outside the eu in I-DESI.
Looking at the period 2013-2016, all eu member states have been progressing steadily in the adoption and use of digital technologies. However, the Eu as a whole has not succeeded in closing the gap with the united states, South korea and japan.