Global Innovation Index 2015: Effective Innovation Policies for Development

18 September 2015 | The GII 2015 looks at “Effective Innovation Policies for Development” and shows new ways that emerging economy policymakers can boost innovation and spur growth by building on local strengths in traditional sectors and ensuring the development of a sound innovation environment. The analysis in this year’s edition identifies economies that outperform on an annual basis against countries with a similar level of development, both on the general innovation level as well as on the level of particular innovation inputs or outputs.

Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Sweden, the Netherlands and the United States of America are the world’s five most innovative nations, according to the Global Innovation Index 2015, while China, Malaysia, Viet Nam, India, Jordan, Kenya, and Uganda are among a group of countries outperforming their economic peers.

Top Ranking:

  1. Switzerland (number 1 in 2014)
  2. United Kingdom (2)
  3. Sweden (3)
  4. Netherlands (5)
  5. United States of America (6)
  6. Finland (4)
  7. Singapore (7)
  8. Ireland (11)
  9. Luxembourg (9)
  10. Denmark (8)

Vietnam (2015: #52; score: 38.3) has climbed up by 19 ranks, compared to 2014. The country is also the second innovator in lower-middle income group.

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