Did you know that Kenya, Armenia and Madagascar are ‘innovation achievers’? These economies perform 10% higher than their peers do – for their level of gross domestic product (GDP) – according to the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2016 Report. Dedicated to the theme, ‘Winning with Global Innovation’, this ninth edition of the GII shows how a rising share of innovation is carried out through collaborative networks that leverage talent worldwide.
The report seeks to ‘capture the multi-dimensional facets of innovation’, compiling innovation-related metrics from 128 economies that represent 97.9% of global GDP and 92.8% of the world’s population. The 2016 edition concludes that innovation is becoming more global, yet some divides remain.
The top-ranked nations have been quite stable over the last years, with Switzerland in first place for the sixth year. However, the top 25 innovative nations in 2016 include not only the US, Canada, the UK and Germany but also Israel, Singapore and South Korea.
You can navigate the rankings by indicator, compare economies or access in-depth economic reports here.