The index is composed of a weighted average of the three dimensions “Online Service Index”, “Telecommunications Service Index” and “Human Capital Index”. The “Online Service Index” is formed from data collected on the government websites and services in a country. The Telecommunications Service Index is made up of four individual indicators that measure the quality and development of the telecommunications infrastructure. The “Human Capital Index” is made up of four individual indicators that look at the level of education in the respective nation. The index was first compiled in 2001 and has been published every two years since then.
The E-Government Development Index is scaled from 0 to 1, with 1 indicating the highest value in the area of e-government. In 2022, the index is led by Denmark for the third year in a row. Finland and South Korea take second and third place in 2022. Germany only reaches 22nd place.