Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and Sweden topped this year’s Global Innovation Index (GII); innovation-driven growth is no longer the prerogative of high-income countries alone in this 8th edition.
The Global Innovation Index (GII) aims to capture the multi-dimensional facets of innovation and provide the tools that can assist in tailoring policies to promote long-term output growth, improved productivity, and job growth. The GII helps to create an environment in which innovation factors are continually evaluated. It provides a key tool and a rich database of detailed metrics for 141 economies this year, which represent 95.1% of the world’s population and 98.6% of global GDP.
Global Innovation Index 2015, full report (pdf)