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Global Innovation Index 2014 Edition

The Global Innovation Index 2014 (GII), in its 7th edition this year, is co-published by Cornell University,INSEAD, and the World Intellectual Property Organization(WIPO, an agency of the United Nations, UN).

The core of the GII Report consists of a ranking of world economies’ innovation capabilities and results. In 2013, the ranking covered 142 economies, accounting for 94.9% of the world’s population and 98.7% of the world’s Gross Domestic Product (in US dollars). The GII has established itself as the reference among innovation indices, and has evolved into a valuable benchmarking tool to facilitate public-private dialogue, whereby policymakers, business leaders and other stakeholders can evaluate progress on a continual basis.

Recognizing the key role of innovation as a driver of economic growth and prosperity, and the need for a broad horizontal vision of innovation applicable to developed and emerging economies, the GII includes indicators that go beyond the traditional measures of innovation such as the level of research and development.

Knowledge Partners

The Confederation of Indian Industrydu, and Huawei collaborate as Knowledge Partners in 2014.

Knowledge Partners believe in the role of innovation in increasing the competitiveness of nations, enabling economic growth, driving societal changes and building the foundation of a country’s future.

They are committed to producing a valuable and non-partisan resource. Knowledge Partners support the elaboration of the GII; contribute analytical chapters or case studies to the GII Report; and participate in the discussion and dissemination of the GII results.


Global Innovation Index Conceptual Framework

The Global Innovation Index GII) relies on two sub-indices, the Innovation Input Sub-Index and the Innovation Output Sub-Index, each built around pillars.

Five input pillars capture elements of the national economy that enable innovative activities: (1) Institutions, (2) Human capital and research, (3) Infrastructure, (4) Market sophistication, and (5) Business sophistication. Two output pillars capture actual evidence of innovation outputs: (6) Knowledge and technology outputs and (7) Creative outputs.

Each pillar is divided into sub-pillars and each sub-pillar is composed of individual indicators (84 in total). Sub-pillar scores are calculated as the weighted average of individual indicators; pillar scores are calculated as the weighted average of sub-pillar scores.

The framework is revised every year in a transparent exercise to improve the way innovation is measured.

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Alexandra Bernard
Project Manager
The Global Innovation Index, Cornell University
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