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Innovation for Development Report 2009–2010 Country Profiles

Profiles offer bird's eye view of each country

The Innovation for Development Report's Country Profiles offer a bird's eye view of the particular situation and dimensions of innovation capacity in each of 68 important countries that account for the lion's share of world output. The thumbnail image to the right is a sample of a two-page country profile.

(In addition to the printed version of
The Innovation for Development Report 2009–2010, which features the 68 country profiles, 63 additional country profiles are also available now gratis in a downloadable .pdf version in the Supplement to The Innovation for Development Report
. Below is a listing of all 131 countries with their corresponding
Innovation Capacity Index rank and score.)

Key Indicators

Each profile includes a set of key selected indicators related to population, GDP, literacy rate, life expectancy, female labor force participation rate, and CO2 emissions, drawing on statistics from the World Bank’s World Development Indicators, the IMF World Economic Outlook, and UNESCO.

Pictorial representation of Innovation Capacity Index

Also featured is a pictorial representation of the Innovation Capacity Index (ICI), showing each country’s ICI rankings and scores on the five key Index pillars: Institutional environment; Human capital, training, and social inclusion; Regulatory and legal framework; Research and development; Usage of ICT.

Surrounding these are the pillar subindexes: Good governance; Country policy assessment; Social inclusion and equity policies; Education; Doing business; R&D infrastructure; Patents and trademarks; Telephone communications; Mobile cellular communications; Internet, computers and TV; Government ICT usage; and Quality of the infrastructure.

An “Index thermometer,” a horizontal graphic representation of the relative contribution of each pillar score to the overall Index score, is yet another feature.

Country relative performance graphs

A “Country relative performance” graph includes four radial charts comparing a given country’s Index pillar and pillar subindex scores with the average scores of the countries at the same income level and having a similar political regime.
profile sample

Top priorities for policy reform and country achievements

The final section, called “In focus,” is divided into two bar graphs, one titled “Top priorities for policy reform” that shows a select group of indicators in which a country’s performance is below the income group average. These represent areas warranting greater policy focus and efforts at reform. The other bar graph, “Significant indicators above income group average,” highlights some of the country’s achievements. The priorities for policy reform and areas of achievement are selected from a list of indicators ranked according to their statistical significance (highest Pearson coefficient) with respect to the final Index scores. This means that a) an improvement in the suggested areas of reform would produce a greater impact on the final Index score and rankings, and b) that high marks on these significant indicators contributed to raising the country’s ranking and score with respect to countries in its income group.

Profiles of 131 Countries now available: The Innovation for Development Report 2009–2010, published by Palgrave/Macmillan, features detailed ICI profiles of 68 countries around the globe (marked below with a star ).  An additional 63 country profiles are also available in the Supplement to The Innovation for Development Report (downloadable). 
Order your copy of the 397-page book, or the 130-page Supplement, or both. See below for details.

COUNTRY
ICI RANK
ICI SCORE


Afghanistan, Islamic Republic of
131
21.0
Algeria 76 46.7 top
Angola
121
33.4
Argentina 66
49.2
Australia 17
71.2
Austria 23
66.7
Azerbaijan, Republic of
74
47.3
Bahrain, Kingdom of
36
56.6
Bangladesh
106
39.8
Belgium 22
67.6
Belize 98
42.1
Bolivia 100
41.5
Bosnia and Herzegovina 70
48.3
Botswana 67
49.1
Brazil 87
45.2
Bulgaria 33
57.7
Cambodia
112
37.5
Cameroon 109
38.3
Canada 7
74.8
Chad
130
25.6
Chile 29
59.4
China, People's Republic 65
49.5
Colombia 72
48.0
Congo, Republic of
123
33.0
Costa Rica 58
51.5
Cte d'Ivoire 124
32.4

Croatia, Republic of 38
56.0

Cyprus 53
52.3

Czech Republic 32
58.0

Denmark 11
73.3
Dominican Republic 79
46.3

Ecuador 91
44.2

Egypt, Arab Republic of 79
46.3

El Salvador 70
48.3

Estonia, Republic of 25
62.7

Ethiopia 114
37.3

Finland 2
77.8

France 24
65.4

Georgia 42
55.1

Germany 20
68.8

Ghana 77
46.6

Greece 62
50.2

Guatemala 89
44.5

Guinea 128
29.1

Haiti 129
28.7

Honduras 82
46.0

Hong Kong SAR 16
71.3

Hungary 41
55.6

Iceland 14
72.6

India 85
45.6

Indonesia 88
44.9

Iran, Islamic Republic of 84
45.7

Iraq 119
34.2

Ireland 18
70.5

Israel 21
68.2

Italy 30
59.1

Jamaica 81
46.2

Japan 15
72.1

Jordan 44
53.9

Kazakhstan, Republic of 57
51.6

Kenya 95
45.3

Korea, Republic of 19
70.0

Kuwait 64
50.1

Lao PDR 116
36.8

Latvia, Republic of 27
60.5

Lebanon 83
45.8

Countries (68) profiled in The Innovation for Development Report
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COUNTRY
ICI RANK ICI SCORE

Lithuania, Republic of 26
60.7

Luxembourg 11
73.3
Macedonia, FYR 47
53.1
Madagascar 93
43.4

Malawi 112
37.5

Malaysia 34
57.3

Mali 120
33.8

Malta 52
52.4

Mauritania 115
37.1

Mauritius 49
52.8

Mexico 61
50.5

Morocco
95
43.3

Mozambique, Republic of 108
39.1

Namibia 73
47.5

Nepal 103
40.3

Netherlands 5
76.6

New Zealand 10
73.4

Nicaragua 93
43.4

Niger 126
30.6

Nigeria 104
40.2

Norway 9
73.5

Oman 62
50.2

Pakistan 97
42.7

Panama 68
48.9

Papua New Guinea 101
41.3

Paraguay 90
44.3

Peru 60
50.6

Philippines 75
47.0
Poland 40
55.7

Portugal 35
57.2

Qatar 45
53.8

Romania 47
53.1

Russian Federation 49
52.8

Rwanda 122
33.3

Saudi Arabia 55
51.9

Senegal 111
38.1

Singapore 6
76.5

Slovak Republic 39
55.8

Slovenia, Republic of 31
58.6

South Africa 46
53.3

Spain 28
60.3

Sri Lanka 86
45.5
Sudan
118
35.0

Suriname 105
40.1

Sweden 1
82.2
Switzerland 4
77.0
Syrian Arab Republic
107
39.4

Taiwan 13
72.9

Tanzania 92
43.7

Thailand 43
54.6
Togo
127
30.1

Trinidad and Tobago 69
48.7

Tunisia 56
51.8

Turkey 59
50.8
Uganda
109
38.3

Ukraine 54
52.0
United Arab Emirates
37
56.2

United Kingdom 8
74.6
United States 3
77.5
Uruguay 49
52.8
Venezuela 102
40.9
Vietnam 78
46.4
Yemen, Republic of
117
35.1

Zambia 99
41.8

Zimbabwe 125
31.8

 

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The Innovation for Development Report
Augusto Lpez-Claros, Editor