Tunisia was ranked 59th in matters of innovation, out of 141 countries across the world, and 10th in North Africa and Western Asia, according to the Global Innovation Index 2012 (GII).
Placed under the theme “Stronger Innovation Linkages for Global Growth”, the report was achieve by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the Business School for the World (INSEAD).
Presenting a rate of 36.5 out of 100, Tunisia was up from the 66th position in 2011 (33.89).
The report is based on two indexes: The global innovation efficiency and means favoring innovation used by GII-concerned countries.
The framework of the Global Innovation Index includes institutions, human capital and research, infrastructure, market sophistication, business sophistication, knowledge and technology outputs and creative outputs (creative intangible, creative goods and services and online creativity).
According to the report, Tunisia distinguished itself in the creative output (46th), institutions (49th), human capital and research (60th), infrastructure (64th), knowledge and technology output (69th), business sophistication (82nd) and market sophistication (105th).
Tunisia achieved the following rates in terms of creativity (11th), business environment (28th), research and development (38th), education (40th) and regulatory environment (47th).
According to WIPO, the Global Innovation Index is an indicator of the essential role played by innovation as an engine for economic growth and prosperity.
It is also a precious tool of comparison to encourage dialogue between the public and private sectors, helping decision-makers, heads of enterprises and other stakeholders evaluate on ongoing basis the progress achieved.