Capacity for innovation

scale 1-7, 2007–2016

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    2007 Ranking
    1. Germany 6.08
    2. Sweden 5.88
    3. Japan 5.85
    4. Switzerland 5.80
    5. Finland 5.78
    6. Denmark 5.54
    7. South Korea 5.50
    8. France 5.50
    9. United States 5.44
    10. Israel 5.41
    11. Austria 5.38
    12. Netherlands 5.31
    13. Belgium 5.12
    14. United Kingdom 5.10
    15. Norway 4.96
    16. Canada 4.77
    17. Luxembourg 4.72
    18. Slovenia 4.70
    19. Italy 4.66
    20. Iceland 4.55
    21. Malaysia 4.50
    22. Singapore 4.50
    23. Ireland 4.39
    24. Czech Republic 4.27
    25. Hong Kong 4.24
    26. New Zealand 4.23
    27. Tunisia 4.05
    28. Brazil 4.03
    29. Australia 4.01
    30. India 4.01
    31. Oman 3.97
    32. Portugal 3.87
    33. China 3.83
    34. Spain 3.82
    35. Sri Lanka 3.79
    36. Costa Rica 3.73
    37. Hungary 3.72
    38. Estonia 3.69
    39. Ukraine 3.69
    40. Vietnam 3.68
    41. South Africa 3.66
    42. Poland 3.65
    43. Lithuania 3.64
    44. Azerbaijan 3.63
    45. Turkey 3.57
    46. Croatia 3.48
    47. Saudi Arabia 3.47
    48. Chile 3.47
    49. Indonesia 3.44
    50. Puerto Rico 3.40
    51. Slovakia 3.40
    52. Russia 3.40
    53. Latvia 3.35
    54. Thailand 3.34
    55. Kenya 3.31
    56. Mexico 3.30
    57. Guatemala 3.18
    58. Philippines 3.15
    59. Malta 3.14
    60. Jordan 3.14
    61. Romania 3.13
    62. Kazakhstan 3.11
    63. Colombia 3.10
    64. Nigeria 3.09
    65. Peru 3.05
    66. Jamaica 3.04
    67. Benin 3.03
    68. Cyprus 3.03
    69. Pakistan 3.03
    70. Armenia 3.02
    71. Greece 2.97
    72. Uruguay 2.97
    73. Barbados 2.96
    74. United Arab Emirates 2.95
    75. Egypt 2.95
    76. Bulgaria 2.94
    77. Tajikistan 2.93
    78. Argentina 2.92
    79. Kyrgyzstan 2.92
    80. Burkina Faso 2.91
    81. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 2.90
    82. Honduras 2.90
    83. Morocco 2.89
    84. El Salvador 2.89
    85. Uganda 2.89
    86. Qatar 2.86
    87. Mali 2.85
    88. Madagascar 2.84
    89. Gambia 2.84
    90. Serbia 2.81
    91. Senegal 2.81
    92. Mauritania 2.81
    93. Mauritius 2.74
    94. Mongolia 2.73
    95. Dominican Republic 2.70
    96. Georgia 2.69
    97. Ecuador 2.69
    98. Tanzania 2.67
    99. Guyana 2.67
    100. Panama 2.66
    101. Ethiopia 2.61
    102. Syria 2.60
    103. Nicaragua 2.59
    104. Kuwait 2.57
    105. Botswana 2.56
    106. Bosnia and Herzegovina 2.54
    107. Timor Leste 2.52
    108. Trinidad and Tobago 2.51
    109. Cambodia 2.50
    110. Chad 2.50
    111. Venezuela 2.50
    112. Mozambique 2.48
    113. Bolivia 2.47
    114. Namibia 2.47
    115. Paraguay 2.41
    116. Cameroon 2.41
    117. Zambia 2.36
    118. Bangladesh 2.35
    119. Burundi 2.34
    120. Nepal 2.33
    121. Montenegro 2.29
    122. Lesotho 2.29
    123. Algeria 2.28
    124. Bahrain 2.22
    125. Zimbabwe 2.18
    126. Libya 2.17
    127. Albania 1.91
    2016 Ranking
    1. Switzerland 6.12
    2. United States 5.93
    3. Sweden 5.88
    4. Israel 5.88
    5. Germany 5.74
    6. Finland 5.63
    7. Austria 5.63
    8. France 5.45
    9. United Kingdom 5.45
    10. Netherlands 5.43
    11. Belgium 5.43
    12. Luxembourg 5.43
    13. Malaysia 5.42
    14. Norway 5.39
    15. United Arab Emirates 5.36
    16. Ireland 5.33
    17. New Zealand 5.29
    18. Denmark 5.27
    19. Qatar 5.22
    20. Singapore 5.21
    21. Japan 5.12
    22. Australia 5.10
    23. Iceland 5.07
    24. South Africa 5.00
    25. Canada 4.96
    26. Estonia 4.95
    27. Lithuania 4.86
    28. Czech Republic 4.84
    29. South Korea 4.83
    30. Slovenia 4.81
    31. Indonesia 4.73
    32. Italy 4.70
    33. Benin 4.69
    34. Hong Kong 4.68
    35. Kenya 4.62
    36. Portugal 4.58
    37. Lebanon 4.56
    38. India 4.55
    39. Costa Rica 4.46
    40. Philippines 4.45
    41. Azerbaijan 4.39
    42. Jordan 4.39
    43. Cameroon 4.38
    44. Guatemala 4.38
    45. China 4.38
    46. Malta 4.37
    47. Panama 4.36
    48. Ukraine 4.36
    49. Senegal 4.36
    50. Spain 4.35
    51. Mauritius 4.32
    52. Latvia 4.32
    53. Rwanda 4.30
    54. Jamaica 4.30
    55. Sri Lanka 4.30
    56. Mongolia 4.27
    57. Ivory Coast 4.26
    58. Bulgaria 4.25
    59. Gambia 4.21
    60. Slovakia 4.18
    61. Albania 4.17
    62. Armenia 4.16
    63. Honduras 4.16
    64. Bahrain 4.15
    65. Tajikistan 4.15
    66. Mexico 4.15
    67. Poland 4.14
    68. Ghana 4.13
    69. Thailand 4.13
    70. Namibia 4.09
    71. Saudi Arabia 4.09
    72. Kazakhstan 4.08
    73. Argentina 4.08
    74. Turkey 4.05
    75. Laos 4.04
    76. Nigeria 4.04
    77. Russia 4.00
    78. Vietnam 4.00
    79. Romania 4.00
    80. Madagascar 3.98
    81. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 3.97
    82. Uganda 3.94
    83. Zambia 3.93
    84. Barbados 3.93
    85. Bhutan 3.89
    86. Botswana 3.89
    87. Ecuador 3.88
    88. Chile 3.87
    89. Dominican Republic 3.87
    90. Colombia 3.87
    91. Brazil 3.85
    92. Kuwait 3.85
    93. Morocco 3.84
    94. Pakistan 3.82
    95. Greece 3.82
    96. Oman 3.81
    97. Montenegro 3.81
    98. Tunisia 3.80
    99. Brunei 3.78
    100. Hungary 3.78
    101. Uruguay 3.77
    102. El Salvador 3.76
    103. Ethiopia 3.75
    104. Georgia 3.74
    105. Congo (Kinshasa) 3.74
    106. Tanzania 3.72
    107. Iran 3.72
    108. Cape Verde 3.71
    109. Trinidad and Tobago 3.70
    110. Peru 3.69
    111. Algeria 3.68
    112. Bangladesh 3.67
    113. Paraguay 3.65
    114. Cambodia 3.63
    115. Venezuela 3.61
    116. Mali 3.60
    117. Gabon 3.58
    118. Cyprus 3.55
    119. Kyrgyzstan 3.54
    120. Mozambique 3.54
    121. Croatia 3.53
    122. Malawi 3.52
    123. Moldova 3.49
    124. Liberia 3.48
    125. Lesotho 3.35
    126. Sierra Leone 3.34
    127. Zimbabwe 3.34
    128. Nepal 3.34
    129. Serbia 3.23
    130. Bolivia 3.23
    131. Chad 3.19
    132. Burundi 3.19
    133. Bosnia and Herzegovina 3.10
    134. Egypt 3.07
    135. Yemen 3.06
    136. Nicaragua 2.97
    137. Mauritania 2.13

    This index represents the average score from 1-7 given by a large sample group in a particular country in response to the following question: “To what extent do companies have the capacity to innovate?” (1 = not at all, 7 = to a great extent).

    Source: World Economic Forum