The Commonwealth Innovation Index is based on the World Intellectual Property Organisation’s Global Innovation Index for 2020. It shows that just under a third of Commonwealth countries improved their ranking on the previous year. 

2020 Commonwealth Innovation Index

Countries Ranking
  Commonwealth 2020 Global 2020 Global change from 2019
United Kingdom 1 4 1
Singapore 2 8 0
Canada 3 17 0
Australia 4 23 -1
New Zealand 5 26 -1
Malta 6 27 0
Cyprus 7 29 -1
Malaysia 8 33 2
India 9 48 4
Mauritius 10 52 30
South Africa 11 60 3
Brunei Darussalam 12 71 0
Jamaica 13 72 9
Kenya 14 86 -9
Tanzania 15 88 9
Botswana 16 89 4
Rwanda 17 91 3
Trinidad and Tobago 18 98 -7
Sri Lanka 19 101 -12
Namibia 20 104 -3
Pakistan 21 107 -2
Ghana 22 108 -2
Malawi 23 111 7
Uganda 24 114 -12
Bangladesh 25 116 0
Nigeria 26 117 -3
Cameroon 27 119 -4
Zambia 28 122 2
Mozambique 29 124 -5

Source: World Intellectual Property Organisation
Please note, due to data gaps in the GII only 29 Commonwealth countries can be shown.

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