Global Innovation Index 2021: Tracking Innovation through the COVID-19 Crisis

The World Intellectual Property Organisation published its annual Global Innovation Index. The aim of the report is to rank the innovation ecosystem performance of economies, focusing, particularly, on innovation strengths and weaknesses.

The 2021 edition of the Global Innovation Index (GII) presents the latest global innovation ranking of 132 economies, relying on 81 different indicators. While tracking the most recent global innovation trends in the new Global Innovation Tracker, this edition also focuses on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on innovation.

The GII's overall formula for measuring an economy's innovative capacity and output provides clarity for decision makers in government, business and elsewhere as they look forward to creating policies that enable their people to invent and create more efficiently.