When it comes to using the web to delivering government services, Denmark is number four in the world. A new survey “The United Nations E-Government Survey 2012: E-Government for the People” gives Denmark a top ranking in their ‘E-Government Development index. Denmark advances from number seven in 2010 when the ranking was conducted last.
With a focus on governance solutions that enhance service delivery and streamline public sector efficiency, the ranking reflects an assessment of which countries are undertaking their e-government development with a view to integrated, user-centric public service delivery.
The survey commends Denmark for having a service portal www.borger.dk that is a gateway to the entire public sector in Denmark, providing enormous amount of information and services. It is, for example, possible to report an address change on this website, apply for student loans and student grants scholarships, see and modify tax issues, apply for a state pension, and report changes in income or marital status.
Generally speaking, European countries show the highest e-government development followed by the Americas, and in Europe, Denmark is only surpassed by the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
The Republic of Korea takes the overall lead in the ranking.
Denmark is an ICT frontrunner
Denmark is a frontrunner within Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and a prime location for international companies looking to expand their business.
Not only is Denmark praised as the best test market in the world, it also has world-class IT infrastructure with some of the world’s highest ICT penetration rates for mobiles, broadband and PCs.
Read the full report from the UN here.