The e-Leadership Index combines the different dimensions of the e-leadership scoreboard in order to monitor and benchmark EU Member States. It amalgamates indicators on the business and policy climate, infrastructure and related outcomes on e-leadership. It is intended to help fill the need for metrics and practices that can measure and understand e-leadership. Individual countries can use the index to monitor performance over time or benchmark domestic developments against other countries, identify role models and learn about how different policies may affect e-leadership practice.
The e-Leadership index correlates closely with GDP dana as well as with technology related indicators such as the Networked Readiness Index (of the World Economic Forum), but the deviations of technology and GDP trends lines indicate which countries perform “better” or “worse” than indicated by economic and technology maturity. Especially Ireland, but also Belgium and the UK appear to positively deviate from the “trend” of higher e-leadership maturity being associated with both higher economic power and higher digital maturity, and exhibit higher than expected e-leadership.