Our latest comparative analysis of Italian Regions is based on the Administrative Capability Index, which allows to highlight their strengths and weaknesses and to follow their progress through time.

Periodically some extracts from the Report will be published, focusing on specific indicators. The first one – on Digitalisation – concerns a topic that has been of great interest lately, on which a lot of PNRR founds have been invested.


The indicator analyses the Regional effort towards the digitalisation of their services and internal processes, according to what has been established by the National Digital Agenda. Specifically, it measures the expenses on digitalisation and verifies whether the Regions implemented an office that has the competences to support the local Responsabile della Transizione Digitale, whose designation has long been compulsory for Public Administrations.

Calabria is the only Region that doesn’t publish the information necessary to evaluate their progress on Digitalisation, therefore obtaining score 0.

Aosta Valley is the Region that spent the most on Digitalisation, although it didn’t perform well on the E-Government indicator. On the contrary, Lombardy performed well on E-Government despite a low expenditure on Digitalisation in 2021, probably because their past investments paid off.

At the top of the ranking, together with Aosta Valley, we find the two Autonomous Provinces of Trento and Bolzen and the other northern Region with a special statute (Friuli-Venezia Giulia), while the two southern Regions with a special statute (Sicily and Sardinia) don’t even reach the average score.

At the bottom of the ranking, spending almost 0 on Digitalisation, we find Puglia, Campania, Basilicata and Lazio.