2019 Commonwealth Innovation Index

The Commonwealth Innovation Index is based on the World Intellectual Property Organisation’s (WIPO) Global Innovation Index (GII) for 2019. It shows that approximately 35% of Commonwealth countries improved their ranking on the previous year. 

Countries Ranking
Commonwealth
(/29 countries)
Global
(/129 countries)
Global Change
(from 2018)
United Kingdom 1 5 -1
Singapore 2 8 -3
Canada 3 17 1
Australia 4 22 -2
New Zealand 5 25 -3
Malta 6 27 -1
Cyprus 7 28 1
Malaysia 8 35 0
India 9 52 5
South Africa 10 63 -5
Brunei Darussalam 11 71 -4
Kenya 12 77 1
Jamaica 13 81 0
Mauritius 14 82 -7
Sri Lanka 15 89 -1
Trinidad and Tobago 16 91 5
Botswana 17 93 -2
Rwanda 18 94 5
Tanzania 19 97 -5
Namibia 20 101 -8
Uganda 21 102 1
Pakistan 22 105 4
Ghana 23 106 1
Nigeria 24 114 4
Cameroon 25 115 -4
Bangladesh 26 116 0
Malawi 27 118 -4
Mozambique 28 119 -4
Zambia 29 124 -4

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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