Going back to 2007, the Global Innovation Index (GII) has been used to rank countries’ innovation performance annually based on a long list of criteria such as human capital, institutions, technology, and creative output, as well as market and business sophistication, among others.
The 2022 Index, calculated by the World Intellectual Property Organization, involved the evaluation of 132 economies with the top 10 nations listed as follows:
- Switzerland (12th time in a row)
- United States of America
- United Kingdom
- The Netherlands
- Republic of Korea
When looking at the Sub-Saharan region in particular, the top three nations listed are South Africa, Botswana, and Kenya, in that order.
Ethiopia stands at 177th in the world with a score of 16.3/100. This performance, according to the GII 2022, is in line with the expected development level of the country.
With a Human Capital Index (HCI) of 0.38, the World bank ranked Ethiopia 135th out of 157 countries. As a result, a child born today in Ethiopia will be only 38% as productive as she could be if she received a full education and access to good health care.
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