Over the past year, all EU countries improved their digital performance. Finland, Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands scored the highest ratings in DESI 2020 and are among the global leaders in digitalisation. These countries are followed by Malta, Ireland and Estonia. Some other countries however still have a long way to go, and the EU as a whole needs improvement to be able to compete on the global stage.
Digital Economy and Society Index 2020 (DESI) reports are based on 2019 data. The United Kingdom is still included in the 2020 DESI, and EU averages are calculated for 28 Member States. The DESI was re-calculated for previous years to reflect the changes in the choice of indicators and corrections made to the underlying data. The scores and rankings may thus have changed compared with previous editions.