The Index Simulator

This simulator is for advanced users who have an understanding of the indices and have reviewed their country's ranking in those indices. The Index Simulator allows you to imagine how a change in your country's performance in an index KPI would alter its overall ranking, and to select other countries for comparison.

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Country description

Romania is a high income country. It has a GDP per capita of around 14861.91 USD (2021) and HDI value of 0.83 (2019)

Index description

Digital transformation needs the availability of appropriate infrastructure, skilled human resources, adequate governance and impact on national development. Developed by Portulans Institute, this index assesses 134 economies based on their performance across 60 variables.

Results for Romania


2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2019 2021 Simulator
projection
Rank 67 75 75 63 66 47 47
Score
3.9Value: 3.900504769
3.86Value: 3.862294332
3.95Value: 3.948090205
4.15Value: 4.150602644
4.15Value: 4.147338402
55.47Value: 55.47
56.54Value: 56.54
Value: 56.54

Comparison benchmarks
KPI Information icon 2021
Weight Information icon Best Worst Aspirational value Information icon Romania
plus interface iconAccess
Rank 30 / Score 81.66
mobile tariffsInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
73.85Worst: Zimbabwe 0
Best: Luxembourg 100
73.85%
73.85Value: 73.85
handset pricesInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
66.21Worst: Burundi 0
Best: Australia 100
66.21%
66.21Value: 66.21
Internet accessInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
86.38Worst: Burundi 0
Best: United Arab Emirates 100
86.38%
86.38Value: 86.38
SMS sent by population 15-69Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
81.86Worst: Uganda 0
Best: United States 100
81.86%
81.86Value: 81.86
Population covered by at least a 3G mobile networkInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
99.99Worst: Cameroon 0
Best: United Arab Emirates 100
99.99%
99.99Value: 99.99
International internet bandwidthInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
n/aWorst: Burundi 0
Best: China 100
0%
n/aValue: n/a
Internet access in schoolsInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
n/aWorst: Burundi 0
Best: United Arab Emirates 100
0%
n/aValue: n/a
plus interface iconContent
Rank 46 / Score 44.08
GitHub commitsInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
13.1Worst: Burkina Faso 0
Best: Switzerland 100
13.1%
13.1Value: 13.10
Wikipedia editsInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
54.88Worst: Ethiopia 0
Best: Israel 100
54.88%
54.88Value: 54.88
Internet domain registrationsInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
9.81Worst: Angola 0
Best: Iceland 100
9.81%
9.81Value: 9.81
Mobile apps developmentInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
85.55Worst: Namibia 0
Best: Austria 100
85.55%
85.55Value: 85.55
AI scientific publicationsInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
57.06Worst: Gambia 0
Best: China 100
57.06%
57.06Value: 57.06
plus interface iconFuture Technologies
Rank 84 / Score 27.92
Adoption of emerging technologiesInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
52.7Worst: Lesotho 0
Best: Netherlands 100
52.7%
52.7Value: 52.70
Investment in emerging technologiesInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
31.16Worst: Angola 0
Best: United States 100
31.16%
31.16Value: 31.16
Computer software spendingInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
21.25Worst: Ethiopia 0
Best: United States 100
21.25%
21.25Value: 21.25
Robot densityInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
6.58Worst: Peru 0
Best: Japan 100
6.58%
6.58Value: 6.58
plus interface iconIndividuals
Rank 50 / Score 67.23
Active mobile broadband subscriptionsInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
79.17Worst: Iceland 0
Best: China 100
79.17%
79.17Value: 79.17
Use of virtual social networksInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
62.16Worst: Chad 0
Best: United Arab Emirates 100
62.16%
62.16Value: 62.16
Tertiary enrollmentInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
35.34Worst: Malawi 0
Best: Greece 100
35.34%
35.34Value: 35.34
Adult literacy rateInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
98.55Worst: Chad 0
Best: Ukraine 100
98.55%
98.55Value: 98.55
ICT SkillsInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
60.93Worst: Bangladesh 0
Best: Luxembourg 100
60.93%
60.93Value: 60.93
plus interface iconBusiness
Rank 48 / Score 48.04
Firms with websiteInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
67.46Worst: Chad 0
Best: Finland 100
67.46%
67.46Value: 67.46
GERD financed by business enterpriseInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
70.62Worst: Congo, Democratic Rep. 0
Best: Thailand 100
70.62%
70.62Value: 70.62
professionalsInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
37.46Worst: Burundi 0
Best: Luxembourg 100
37.46%
37.46Value: 37.46
Technicians and associate professionalsInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
26.91Worst: Malawi 0
Best: Germany 100
26.91%
26.91Value: 26.91
Annual investment in telecommunication servicesInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
79.62Worst: Viet Nam 0
Best: United States 100
79.62%
79.62Value: 79.62
GERD performed by business enterpriseInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
6.17Worst: Ethiopia 0
Best: Israel 100
6.17%
6.17Value: 6.17
plus interface iconGovernment
Rank 73 / Score 40.75
Government online servicesInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
71.51Worst: Gambia 0
Best: Korea, Rep. 100
71.51%
71.51Value: 71.51
Publication and use of open dataInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
n/aWorst: Eswatini 0
Best: United Kingdom 100
0%
n/aValue: n/a
Government promotion of investment in emerging technologiesInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
32.52Worst: Lesotho 0
Best: Singapore 100
32.52%
32.52Value: 32.52
R&D expenditure by governments and higher educationInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
18.23Worst: Guatemala 0
Best: Denmark 100
18.23%
18.23Value: 18.23
plus interface iconTrust
Rank 53 / Score 49.75
Secure Internet serversInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
79.55Worst: Chad 0
Best: Denmark 100
79.55%
79.55Value: 79.55
Online access to financial accountInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
23.59Worst: Ethiopia 0
Best: Norway 100
23.59%
23.59Value: 23.59
Internet shoppingInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
19.99Worst: Ethiopia 0
Best: Denmark 100
19.99%
19.99Value: 19.99
CybersecurityInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
75.87Worst: Burundi 0
Best: United States 100
75.87%
75.87Value: 75.87
plus interface iconRegulation
Rank 43 / Score 71.75
Regulatory qualityInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
53.71Worst: Congo, Democratic Rep. 0
Best: Singapore 100
53.71%
53.71Value: 53.71
Legal framework's adaptability to emerging technologiesInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
47.35Worst: Lesotho 0
Best: Finland 100
47.35%
47.35Value: 47.35
e-commerce legislationInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
100Worst: Congo, Democratic Rep. 0
Best: Viet Nam 100
100%
100Value: 100.00
Privacy protection by law contentInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
67.09Worst: Iran, Islamic Rep. 0
Best: Portugal 100
67.09%
67.09Value: 67.09
ICT regulatory environmentInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
90.59Worst: Tajikistan 0
Best: Italy 100
90.59%
90.59Value: 90.59
plus interface iconInclusion
Rank 76 / Score 58.29
e-participationInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
80.24Worst: Gambia 0
Best: Estonia 100
80.24%
80.24Value: 80.24
Socioeconomic gap in use of digital paymentsInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
29.42Worst: Philippines 0
Best: Norway 100
29.42%
29.42Value: 29.42
Availability of local online contentInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
71.84Worst: Chad 0
Best: Sweden 100
71.84%
71.84Value: 71.84
Gender gap in internet useInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
60.23Worst: Guinea 0
Best: Lesotho 100
60.23%
60.23Value: 60.23
Rural gap in use of digital paymentsInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
49.73Worst: Morocco 0
Best: Jordan 100
49.73%
49.73Value: 49.73
plus interface iconEconomy
Rank 31 / Score 51.56
High-tech and medium-high-tech manufacturingInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
56.44Worst: Kyrgyz Republic 0
Best: Singapore 100
56.44%
56.44Value: 56.44
High-tech exportsInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
55.01Worst: Cape Verde 0
Best: Malaysia 100
55.01%
55.01Value: 55.01
PCT patent applicationsInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
30.27Worst: Angola 0
Best: Japan 100
30.27%
30.27Value: 30.27
Growth rate of GDP per person engagedInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
71.81Worst: Lebanon 0
Best: Bangladesh 100
71.81%
71.81Value: 71.81
Prevalence of gig economyInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
38.31Worst: Zimbabwe 0
Best: United States 100
38.31%
38.31Value: 38.31
ICT services exportsInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
57.52Worst: Mexico 0
Best: Ireland 100
57.52%
57.52Value: 57.52
plus interface iconQuality of life
Rank 52 / Score 72.38
HappinessInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
62.8Worst: Zimbabwe 0
Best: Finland 100
62.8%
62.8Value: 62.80
Freedom to make life choicesInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
80.17Worst: Angola 0
Best: Norway 100
80.17%
80.17Value: 80.17
Income inequalityInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
70.83Worst: South Africa 0
Best: Slovenia 100
70.83%
70.83Value: 70.83
Healthy life expectancy at birthInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
75.73Worst: Lesotho 0
Best: Japan 100
75.73%
75.73Value: 75.73
plus interface iconSDG Contribution
Rank 55 / Score 65.01
SDG 3: Good Health and Well-BeingInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
75.41Worst: Madagascar 0
Best: Canada 100
75.41%
75.41Value: 75.41
SDG 4: Quality EducationInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
38.25Worst: Dominican Republic 0
Best: China 100
38.25%
38.25Value: 38.25
Females employed with advanced degreesInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
37.49Worst: Uganda 0
Best: Ukraine 100
37.49%
37.49Value: 37.49
SDG 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
87.06Worst: Congo, Democratic Rep. 0
Best: Hong Kong SAR 100
87.06%
87.06Value: 87.06
SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
86.83Worst: Dominican Republic 0
Best: Iceland 100
86.83%
86.83Value: 86.83
Index Global Highlights
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Global Details
Global Average
51.83 Value: 51.8319230769231
Developed Economies Average
70.37 70.3708333333333
Developing Economies Average
45.26 45.256338028169
Highest Ranked Country Country Netherlands
Score
82.06 82.06
Global Rank 1
Lowest Ranked Country Country Chad
Score
21.85 21.85
Global Rank 130
Highest Ranked Developed Country Country Netherlands
Score
82.06 82.06
Global Rank 1
Lowest Ranked Developed Country Country Bulgaria
Score
56.17 56.17
Global Rank 50
Highest Ranked Developing Country Country Singapore
Score
80.01 80.01
Global Rank 7
Lowest Ranked Developing Country Country Burundi
Score
22.48 22.48
Global Rank 128
Arab Region Details Information icon
Arab Average
51.35 51.3533333333333
Arab Diversified Lebanon, Egypt, State of Palestine, Jordan, Iraq
45.95 45.9533333333333
Arab LDC Mauritania, Djibouti, Comoros, Somalia, Yemen, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic
0 0
Highest Ranked Country Country United Arab Emirates
Score
63.92 63.92
Global Rank 34
Lowest Ranked Country Country Algeria
Score
38.93 38.93
Global Rank 100
Highest Arab Diversified Country Country Jordan
Score
48.14 48.14
Global Rank 72
Lowest Arab Diversified Country Country Lebanon
Score
42.16 42.16
Global Rank 93
Highest Arab LDC Country
Score
0 0
Global Rank 0
Lowest Arab LDC Country
Score
0 0
Global Rank 0
Economies per capita
High-Income Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong SAR, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mauritius, Monaco, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Palau, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, St. Kitts and Nevis, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Slovak Republic, Korea, Rep.
67.67 67.6738775510204
Upper-Middle-Income Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Fiji, Gabon, Georgia, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Indonesia, Iran, Islamic Rep., Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Montenegro, Namibia, Paraguay, Peru, Russian Federation, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Serbia, Suriname, Thailand, Tonga, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Venezuela, South Africa, North Macedonia, Kosovo, Dominican Republic
49.74 49.7384848484848
Lower-Middle-Income Algeria, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Comoros, Cote d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, El Salvador, Eswatini, Ghana, Honduras, India, Kenya, Kiribati, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Lesotho, Mauritania, Micronesia, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Moldova, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste, Tunisia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Zimbabwe, Uruguay, Zambia, State of Palestine, Congo, Rep., Papua New Guinea, Tanzania, Viet Nam
40.5 40.5011764705882
Low Income Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Rep., Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Korea Dem Rep., Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Togo, Uganda, Yemen
28.84 28.8371428571429
Oil Exporting/Importing
Oil Exporting Average Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, China, Colombia, Congo, Rep., Congo, Democratic Rep., Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Indonesia, Iran, Islamic Rep., Iraq, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mauritania, Mexico, Mongolia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela, Yemen, Slovak Republic, Viet Nam
55.15 55.1492156862745
Oil Importing Average Afghanistan, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Austria, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Chile, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Portugal, Korea, Rep., Moldova, Romania, Rwanda, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Togo, Tonga, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Zimbabwe, Uruguay, Zambia, Central African Republic, Czech Republic, South Africa, State of Palestine, North Macedonia, Hong Kong SAR, Kosovo, Puerto Rico, Taiwan, Korea Dem Rep., Tanzania
49.69 49.6903797468355
Oil Exporting Best Country Netherlands
Score
82.06 82.06
Global Rank 1
Oil Exporting Worst Country Chad
Score
21.85 21.85
Global Rank 130
Oil Importing Best Country Sweden
Score
81.57 81.57
Global Rank 2
Oil Importing Worst Country Burundi
Score
22.48 22.48
Global Rank 128
OECD Information icon
OECD Average
70.24 70.2410810810811
OECD Developed Average Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Czech Republic
71.49 71.4860606060606
OECD Developing Average Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Korea, Rep., Turkey
58.49 58.49
OECD Best Country Netherlands
Score
82.06 82.06
Global Rank 1
OECD Worst Country Colombia
Score
50.55 50.55
Global Rank 65
OECD Developed Best Country Netherlands
Score
82.06 82.06
Global Rank 1
OECD Developed Worst Country Mexico
Score
52.57 52.57
Global Rank 59
OECD Developing Best Country Korea, Rep.
Score
75.56 75.56
Global Rank 12
OECD Developing Worst Country Colombia
Score
50.55 50.55
Global Rank 65
East Asia and Pacific Information icon
Simple Average
57.38
Highest Ranked Country Country Singapore
Score 80.01
Rank 7
Lowest Ranked Country Country Lao PDR
Score 35.64
Rank 110
Europe and Central Asia Information icon
Simple Average
63.19
Highest Ranked Country Country Netherlands
Score 82.06
Rank 1
Lowest Ranked Country Country Tajikistan
Score 34.55
Rank 111
Latin America and The Caribbean Information icon
Simple Average
47.49
Highest Ranked Country Country Chile
Score 56.89
Rank 44
Lowest Ranked Country Country Guatemala
Score 37.35
Rank 105
North America Information icon
Simple Average
78.78
Highest Ranked Country Country United States
Score 81.09
Rank 4
Lowest Ranked Country Country Canada
Score 76.48
Rank 11
South Asia Information icon
Simple Average
42.75
Highest Ranked Country Country India
Score 49.74
Rank 67
Lowest Ranked Country Country Nepal
Score 32.36
Rank 115
Sub-Saharan Africa Information icon
Simple Average
33.22
Highest Ranked Country Country South Africa
Score 48.88
Rank 70
Lowest Ranked Country Country Chad
Score 21.85
Rank 130
Organization of Islamic Cooperation Information icon
Simple Average
43.63
Highest Ranked Country Country United Arab Emirates
Score 63.92
Rank 34
Lowest Ranked Country Country Chad
Score 21.85
Rank 130
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