For the last two years, the IMD has published a league table (the IMD World Digital Competitiveness Ranking) seeking to measure the ability of different countries to adapt and make the most of digital transformations and their impact on governmental practice, economic models and society in general.
This year, France is ranked 26th (12th within European Union countries, and 9th out of countries with more than 20 million inhabitants).
The league table highlights some of France’s key strengths particularly its regulatory framework, where it rose 10 places from 2017. France also obtained good results under the Knowledge pillar (expenditure on R&D, publication of scientific articles, share of scientific and technical employment) and under the pillar “Future Readiness” (e-government and e-participation, innovative firms, public-private partnerships, etc.).
The three leading countries in the standings are the United States, Singapore, and Sweden.
To find out more, click here to consult the sixth issue of “Facts and Figures” (in French), prepared by Business France.