Summary of Spain in international rankings

The following data illustrate the perception of Spain from abroad in relation to aspects related to e-government development, digital public services provision or citizen’s online participation, as well as others aspects in that field as interoperability and open data.

Summary chart 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
The Global Innovation Index 2017: online government services 11
The Global Innovation Index 2017: online participation 7
OURData Index Report (OCDE): Open Government Data 6
Global Cybersecurity Index (UIT) 7
Summary chart of european indicators
Indicator Position
Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) 11
Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI): digital public services 4
State of Play of Interoperability in Europe Report (2016): alignment with the European Interoperability Framework. 3
State of Play of Interoperability in Europe Report (2016): implementation of the European Interoperability Framework 1
Open Data Maturity in Europe Report (2019) 2


International Context

According to the report " UN eGovernment survey 2018(Abre en nueva ventana) ", Spain is listed, as explicitly underlined, in the list of countries with a high performance (Top Performers) according to the development index of electronic administration (E-Government Development Index , EGDI), along with countries such as Denmark, Finland, the Republic of Korea, the Netherlands, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States..

Top 10 Performers in 2018

Also, Spain maintains the position number 17 with respect to the edition of 2016, and in the position number 10 in the field of the European countries.

Other data from Spain included in the report is that it has a 'Very High' in the electronic participation indicator, 'E-Participation', as well as in the Online Services Index 'Online Service Index'.

E participation Index

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

In the analysis by geographic areas, Spain ranks fifth (5th) in the European area after the United Kingdom, France, Lithuania and Estonia.

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

European Union Context

According to the Index of Economy and Digital Society (DESI) 2019, Spain ranks 11th among the 28 EU Member States, and 4th among the fastest growing countries. It is noteworthy that Spain obtains good results and progresses in the development of digital public services, highlighting the commitment with open data. According to this indicator of digital public services, Spain is in fourth place, maintaining a sustained progress since 2014.

According to the eGovernment Benchmark 2018 published by the European Commission, Spain has a medium-high level of penetration and digitization, forming part of the Fruitful eGov scenario, which includes the best countries of its class above the European average.

Spain appears in the group of "Top-performing" countries in several of the questions analyzed.

In the field of interoperability, an essential aspect for the flow of cooperation between administrations (with the goal of provide greater efficiency and effectiveness in serving the citizen), according to the “ State of Play of Interoperability in Europe (NIFO) Report 2016 ”, Spain is located in the top positions in terms of alignment, implementaton and monitorig in the “European Interoperability Framework”.

In the field of Open Data, according to the study "Open Data Maturity in Europe" , in its 2019 edition, Spain ranks second.


Punto de Acceso General
Punto de Acceso General