The Global Innovation Index 2011 ranks 125 countries/economies across the world in terms of their innovation capabilities and results. The Report highlights those countries that achieve more innovation outputs surmounting weaknesses from the input side – the efficient innovators – and those that lag behind in fulfilling their innovation potential. Innovation performances are analyzed in reference to the income and regional groups.
The GII is a collaborative effort of five Knowledge Partners, all international leaders in the area of innovation, led by INSEAD, and including Alcatel-Lucent, Booz & Company, the Confederation of Indian Industry and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a specialized agency of the United Nations. An Advisory Board of nine international experts from IOs, NGOs and academia was constituted to contribute to the project at the research and dissemination stages. In addition, the ranking, which is based on a transparent and easily replicable computation methodology, was submitted to a statistical audit by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission. The JRC has researched extensively on composite indicators and has developed, jointly with the OECD, the Handbook on constructing composite indicators (2008), with the state-of-the art in this area.
The Global Innovation Index 2011 goes to the press in the second quarter of 2011, while the global economic recovery is strengthening in most parts of the world. With the global economy forecasted to grow at a rate of more than 4% in 2011, innovation is coming into its own as an essential element of resilience as economies aim to sustain their growth while creating new jobs for their citizens.
You can download the The Global Innovation Index 2011 Report here