Tunisia has climbed up five spots in the Global Innovation Index (GII) to 65th in the 2020 edition.
The World Intellectual Property Organization WIPO’s ranking published this week is carried out in collaboration with the European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD) and Cornell University.
The 13th edition of the GII reveals an overview of the innovation performance of 131 economies around the world, analysing 80 indicators to evaluate innovative activities and measurable results. The maximum possible score is 100 points.
The United Arab Emirates (34th) and Tunisia are among the top-ranked countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, GII reports.
Saudi Arabia ranked 66th, ahead of Qatar 70th and Morocco (75th).
Kuwait (78th) and the Kingdom of Bahrain (79th) are at the bottom of the regional rankings. Finally, Jordan (81st) closes the top 10 in the MENA region.
On the African scale, the first three places went to Mauritius (52nd), South Africa (60th) and Tunisia.
Morocco is in fourth place on the continental scale and overtakes Kenya (86th).
In the world, Switzerland is in the top position with a score of 66.08 out of 100. Sweden (2nd) and the United States (3rd).
The Global Innovation Index (GII) is co-published by Cornell University, INSEAD, and the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), a specialised agency of the United Nations.
In 2020, the GII presents its 13th edition themed Who Will Finance Innovation?
Recognising that innovation is a key driver of economic development, the GII aims to provide an innovation ranking and rich analysis referencing around 130 economies.
Over the last decade, the GII has established itself as both a leading reference on innovation and a “tool for action” for economies that incorporate the GII into their innovation agendas.