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

United Arab Emirates is a high-income country. It has a GDP per capita of around 43103 USD (2020) and HDI value of 0.932 (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 United Arab Emirates


2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2019 2021 Simulator
projection
Rank 30 25 24 23 26 29 34
Score
4.77Value: 4.766712556
5.07Value: 5.072312636
5.2Value: 5.198900445
5.3Value: 5.3042753
5.27Value: 5.270010039
65.45Value: 65.45
63.92Value: 63.92
Value: 63.92

Comparison benchmarks
KPI Information icon 2021
Weight Information icon Best Worst Aspirational value Information icon United Arab Emirates
plus interface iconAccess
Rank 27 / Score 82.7
mobile tariffs Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
79.12Worst: Zimbabwe 0
Best: Luxembourg 100
79.12Value: 79.12
handset prices Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
83.7Worst: Burundi 0
Best: Australia 100
83.7Value: 83.70
Internet access Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
100Worst: Burundi 0
Best: United Arab Emirates 100
100Value: 100.00
SMS sent by population 15-69 Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
70.64Worst: Uganda 0
Best: United States 100
70.64Value: 70.64
Population covered by at least a 3G mobile network Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
100Worst: Cameroon 0
Best: United Arab Emirates 100
100Value: 100.00
International internet bandwidth Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
45.45Worst: Burundi 0
Best: China 100
45.45Value: 45.45
Internet access in schools Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
100Worst: Burundi 0
Best: United Arab Emirates 100
100Value: 100.00
plus interface iconContent
Rank 51 / Score 41.31
GitHub commits Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
5.12Worst: Burkina Faso 0
Best: Switzerland 100
5.12Value: 5.12
Wikipedia edits Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
45.89Worst: Ethiopia 0
Best: Israel 100
45.89Value: 45.89
Internet domain registrations Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
11.36Worst: Angola 0
Best: Iceland 100
11.36Value: 11.36
Mobile apps development Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
89.32Worst: Namibia 0
Best: Austria 100
89.32Value: 89.32
AI scientific publications Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
54.86Worst: Gambia 0
Best: China 100
54.86Value: 54.86
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Rank 15 / Score 61.48
Adoption of emerging technologies Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
78Worst: Lesotho 0
Best: Netherlands 100
78Value: 78.00
Investment in emerging technologies Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
79.57Worst: Angola 0
Best: United States 100
79.57Value: 79.57
Computer software spending Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
26.89Worst: Ethiopia 0
Best: United States 100
26.89Value: 26.89
Robot density Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
n/aWorst: Peru 0
Best: Japan 100
n/aValue: n/a
plus interface iconIndividuals
Rank 32 / Score 71.95
Active mobile broadband subscriptions Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
80.27Worst: Iceland 0
Best: China 100
80.27Value: 80.27
Use of virtual social networks Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
100Worst: Chad 0
Best: United Arab Emirates 100
100Value: 100.00
Tertiary enrollment Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
36.46Worst: Malawi 0
Best: Greece 100
36.46Value: 36.46
Adult literacy rate Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
91.31Worst: Chad 0
Best: Ukraine 100
91.31Value: 91.31
ICT Skills Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
51.72Worst: Bangladesh 0
Best: Luxembourg 100
51.72Value: 51.72
plus interface iconBusiness
Rank 32 / Score 55.69
Firms with website Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
n/aWorst: Chad 0
Best: Finland 100
n/aValue: n/a
GERD financed by business enterprise Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
91.89Worst: Congo, Democratic Rep. 0
Best: Thailand 100
91.89Value: 91.89
professionals Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
37.29Worst: Burundi 0
Best: Luxembourg 100
37.29Value: 37.29
Technicians and associate professionals Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
47.61Worst: Malawi 0
Best: Germany 100
47.61Value: 47.61
Annual investment in telecommunication services Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
83.74Worst: Viet Nam 0
Best: United States 100
83.74Value: 83.74
GERD performed by business enterprise Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
17.93Worst: Ethiopia 0
Best: Israel 100
17.93Value: 17.93
plus interface iconGovernment
Rank 25 / Score 61.29
Government online services Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
89.7Worst: Gambia 0
Best: Korea, Rep. 100
89.7Value: 89.70
Publication and use of open data Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
25.96Worst: Eswatini 0
Best: United Kingdom 100
25.96Value: 25.96
Government promotion of investment in emerging technologies Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
84.65Worst: Lesotho 0
Best: Singapore 100
84.65Value: 84.65
R&D expenditure by governments and higher education Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
44.83Worst: Guatemala 0
Best: Denmark 100
44.83Value: 44.83
plus interface iconTrust
Rank 30 / Score 69.66
Secure Internet servers Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
57.84Worst: Chad 0
Best: Denmark 100
57.84Value: 57.84
Online access to financial account Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
59.16Worst: Ethiopia 0
Best: Norway 100
59.16Value: 59.16
Internet shopping Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
63.63Worst: Ethiopia 0
Best: Denmark 100
63.63Value: 63.63
Cybersecurity Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
98.03Worst: Burundi 0
Best: United States 100
98.03Value: 98.03
plus interface iconRegulation
Rank 80 / Score 59.42
Regulatory quality Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
67.8Worst: Congo, Democratic Rep. 0
Best: Singapore 100
67.8Value: 67.80
Legal framework's adaptability to emerging technologies Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
75.04Worst: Lesotho 0
Best: Finland 100
75.04Value: 75.04
e-commerce legislation Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
50Worst: Congo, Democratic Rep. 0
Best: Argentina 100
50Value: 50.00
Privacy protection by law content Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
24.26Worst: Iran, Islamic Rep. 0
Best: Portugal 100
24.26Value: 24.26
ICT regulatory environment Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
80Worst: Tajikistan 0
Best: Italy 100
80Value: 80.00
plus interface iconInclusion
Rank 28 / Score 76.59
e-participation Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
93.83Worst: Gambia 0
Best: Estonia 100
93.83Value: 93.83
Socioeconomic gap in use of digital payments Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
82.98Worst: Philippines 0
Best: Norway 100
82.98Value: 82.98
Availability of local online content Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
85.87Worst: Chad 0
Best: Sweden 100
85.87Value: 85.87
Gender gap in internet use Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
67.9Worst: Guinea 0
Best: Lesotho 100
67.9Value: 67.90
Rural gap in use of digital payments Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
52.36Worst: Morocco 0
Best: Jordan 100
52.36Value: 52.36
plus interface iconEconomy
Rank 56 / Score 40.73
High-tech and medium-high-tech manufacturing Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
32.33Worst: Kyrgyz Republic 0
Best: Singapore 100
32.33Value: 32.33
High-tech exports Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
3.4Worst: Cape Verde 0
Best: Malaysia 100
3.4Value: 3.40
PCT patent applications Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
38.68Worst: Angola 0
Best: Japan 100
38.68Value: 38.68
Growth rate of GDP per person engaged Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
54.1Worst: Lebanon 0
Best: Bangladesh 100
54.1Value: 54.10
Prevalence of gig economy Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
83.82Worst: Zimbabwe 0
Best: United States 100
83.82Value: 83.82
ICT services exports Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
32.07Worst: Mexico 0
Best: Ireland 100
32.07Value: 32.07
plus interface iconQuality of life
Rank 20 / Score 83.79
Happiness Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
69.74Worst: Zimbabwe 0
Best: Finland 100
69.74Value: 69.74
Freedom to make life choices Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
96.2Worst: Angola 0
Best: Norway 100
96.2Value: 96.20
Income inequality Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
96.35Worst: South Africa 0
Best: Slovenia 100
96.35Value: 96.35
Healthy life expectancy at birth Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
72.86Worst: Lesotho 0
Best: Japan 100
72.86Value: 72.86
plus interface iconSDG Contribution
Rank 62 / Score 62.43
SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
78.69Worst: Madagascar 0
Best: Canada 100
78.69Value: 78.69
SDG 4: Quality Education Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
40.56Worst: Dominican Republic 0
Best: China 100
40.56Value: 40.56
Females employed with advanced degrees Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
28.31Worst: Uganda 0
Best: Ukraine 100
28.31Value: 28.31
SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
75.56Worst: Congo, Democratic Rep. 0
Best: Hong Kong SAR 100
75.56Value: 75.56
SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
89.03Worst: Dominican Republic 0
Best: Iceland 100
89.03Value: 89.03
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
Arab Average
51.35 51.3533333333333
Arab Diversified Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, State of Palestine
45.95 45.9533333333333
Arab LDC Comoros, Djibouti, Mauritania, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Yemen
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
67.67 67.6738775510204
Upper-Middle-Income
49.74 49.7384848484848
Lower-Middle-Income
40.5 40.5011764705882
Low Income
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, Slovak Republic, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen
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, Croatia, Cyprus, Korea Dem Rep., 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, Tanzania, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Zimbabwe, Uruguay, Zambia, Central African Republic, Cote d'Ivoire, Czech Republic, South Africa, State of Palestine, North Macedonia, Hong Kong SAR, Kosovo, Puerto Rico, Taiwan
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
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
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