Tunisia has moved up five spots in the Global Innovation Index (GII) to 65th in the 2020 edition.
The World Intellectual Property Organization WIPO’s ranking published this week is carried out in association with the European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD) and Cornell University.
The 13th edition of the GII provides an overview of the innovation performance of 131 economies around the world, examining 80 indicators to assess innovative activities and measurable results. The maximum possible score is 100 points.
The United Arab Emirates (34th) and Tunisia are among the top ranked countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, according to the GII.
Saudi Arabia ranked 66th, ahead of Qatar 70th and Morocco (75th).
Kuwait (78th) and the Kingdom of Bahrain (79th) are at the bottom of the regional rankings. Finally, Jordan (81st) closes the top 10 in the MENA region.
On the African scale, the first three places are occupied by Mauritius (52nd), South Africa (60th) and Tunisia.
Morocco is in fourth place on the continental scale and overtakes Kenya (86th).
In the world, Switzerland is on the top position with a score of 66.08 out of 100.
Sweden (2nd) and the United States (3rd) follow suit.