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Global Innovation Index 2022

Global Innovation Index 2022 was published by the World Intellectual Property Organization, a specialized agency of the United Nations. It was the 15th edition of the Global Innovation Index.

  • The 2022 edition of the Global Innovation Index (GII) tracks the most recent global innovation trends against the background of an ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, slowing productivity growth and other evolving challenges.
  • It reveals the most innovative economies in the world, ranking the innovation performance of around 132 economies while highlighting innovation strengths and weaknesses.
Rank of India:

India has been ranked 40th among the 132 economies featured in the Global Innovation Index 2022 rankings.

Performance of India:
  • India has climbed 6 spots from last year 2021.
  • India has been on a rising trajectory, over the past several years in the Global Innovation Index (GII), from a rank of 81 in 2015 to 40 in 2022.
  • In Central and Southern Asia, India ranks first, followed by Iran (2nd) and Uzbekistan (3rd).
  • India ranks 1st among the 36 lower middle-income group economies.

Global Innovation Index 2022 rankings of India by innovation pillar:

InstitutionsHuman capital and researchInfrastructure
Market sophisticationBusiness sophisticationKnowledge and technology outputsCreative outputs


  • Switzerland for the 12th year in a row ranks first in the GII 2022. The United States climbs to 2nd position.
  • Türkiye (37th) and India (40th) enter the top 40 for the first time.
  • India, the Islamic Republic of Iran and – for the first time – Uzbekistan (82nd) and Pakistan (87th) lead the Central and Southern Asia region.
  • In the GII 2022, 26 countries are outperforming on innovation relative to their development, including newcomers Indonesia, Uzbekistan and Pakistan.
  • India, Kenya, the Republic of Moldova and Viet Nam hold the record by outperforming for the 12th year in a row.
  • Of the 26 outperformers on innovation, eight are from Sub-Saharan Africa, with Kenya, Rwanda and Mozambique in the lead.

Top & Bottom Countries in Global Innovation Index 2022 rankings:

Global Innovation Index 2022 rankings Top Countries
Global Innovation Index 2022 rankings Bottom Countries
Image Source: WIPO
India’s Neighboring Countries Ranking:

China (11th), Sri Lanka (85th), Pakistan (87th) and Bangladesh (102nd), Nepal (111th)

About GII:

The GII has two sub-indices: the Innovation Input Sub-Index and the Innovation Output Sub-Index, and seven pillars, each consisting of three sub-pillars.

Seven Pillars of two sub-indices:

Innovation Input Sub-Index: Institutions; Human capital and research; Infrastructure; Market sophistication; Business sophistication.

Innovation Output Sub-Index: Knowledge and technology outputs; Creative outputs.

Source: WIPO

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