INNOVATION - Morocco leads North Africa according to the Global Innovation Index 2017

17/07/2017
Source: Fortnightly
Country: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, Turkey
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The Cornell University, the European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD) and the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) released on 15 June 2017 the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2017 which assesses the innovation systems in 127 economies worldwide.


This ranking is based on 7 pillars evaluated through a set of 82 indicators. These pillars include 5 innovation inputs (institutions, human capital and research, infrastructure, market sophistication and business sophistication) and 2 innovation outputs (knowledge and technology outcomes and creativity). The MED countries can be found on both ends of the rating: Israel ranks 17th (against 21st in GII 2016, i.e. +4), Turkey 43rd (-1), Morocco 72nd (=), Tunisia 74th (+3), Lebanon 81st (+4), Jordan 83rd (-6), Egypt 105th (-7) and Algeria 108th (+5).

 

According to this index, Morocco is the country which performed the best in North Africa over the last 6 years: its innovation output is ranked 68th in 2017 against 102nd in 2011, and the country also enjoys the 4th highest score in terms of "Graduates in science & engineering". Earlier this year, the 2017 Bloomberg Innovation Index included Morocco in the 50 most innovative economies in the world.

 

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