About the Digital STRI
The OECD Digital STRI identifies, catalogues and quantifies barriers that affect trade in digitally enabled services across 85 countries and economies. It provides policy makers with an evidence-based tool that helps to identify regulatory bottlenecks, design policies that foster more competitive and diversified markets for digital trade, and analyze the impact of policy reforms.
The OECD Digital STRI captures cross-cutting impediments that affect all types of services traded digitally. As a stand-alone instrument, it complements the OECD Services Trade Restrictiveness Index (STRI).
The indices take values between 0 to 1, where 0 is completely open and 1 is completely closed. They are calculated on the basis of information provided in the Digital STRI regulatory database.
The OECD Digital STRI Simulator enables policy makers and experts to explore the impact of a change at a detailed level for each measure, and to compare the regulatory environment among countries.
Regulatory data for the following countries was collected in collaboration with:
- the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean: Argentina; Bolivia; Dominican Republic; Ecuador; Guatemala; Paraguay; Uruguay.
- the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific: Brunei Darussalam; Cambodia; Lao PDR; Nepal; Pakistan; Vanuatu.
- the UN Economic Commission for Africa: Cameroon; Ethiopia; Eswatini; Gambia (the); Kenya; Mali; Lesotho; Madagascar; Rwanda; Senegal; Seychelles; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe.
- the OECD Global Relations Secretariat South East Europe Division: Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Montenegro; North Macedonia; Serbia; Kosovo*.
*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244/99 and the Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice on Kosovo’s declaration of independence.