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Tunisia 2nd most innovative country in Africa

Tunisia has been ranked second most innovative country in Africa and 66th in the world according to the Global Innovation Index 2018 released in July 2018.

South Africa (58th) topped African countries, while Mauritius came third (75th) and Morocco fourth (76th).

The index states that Tunisia is among nine countries that entered the 20-economy group of innovation achievers.

the top ten most innovative countries in Africa according to this report:

1. South Africa

2. Tunisia

3. Mauritius

4. Morocco

5. Kenya

6. Botswana

7. Tanzania

8. Namibia

9. Egypt

10. Rwanda

Switzerland retained its number-one spot in the Global Innovation Index (GII) ranking published annually by Cornell University, INSEAD and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

Rounding out the GII 2018 top ten: The Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Singapore, United States of America, Finland, Denmark, Germany and Ireland.

Now in its 11th edition, the GII is a detailed quantitative tool that helps global decision-makers better understand how to stimulate the innovative activity that drives economic and human development.

The GII ranks 126 economies based on 80 indicators, ranging from intellectual property filing rates to mobile-application creation, education spending and scientific and technical publications.

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