The Global Innovation Index 2015 (GII), in its 8th edition this year, is co-published by Cornell University, INSEAD, and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO, an agency of the United Nations).
The Global Innovation Index (GII) aims to capture the multi-dimensional facets of innovation and provide the tools that can assist in tailoring policies to promote long-term output growth, improved productivity, and job growth. The GII helps to create an environment in which innovation factors are continually evaluated. It provides a key tool and a rich database of detailed metrics for 141 economies this year, which represent 95.1% of the world’s population and 98.6% of global GDP.
As the research results show, Ukraine is labeled as a lower-middle income group. Among the indexes indicating strength you can see the following ones:
- Innovation Efficiency Ratio,
- Expenditure on education, % GDP,
- Gov’t expenditure/pupil, secondary, % GDP/cap,
- Tertiary enrolment, % gross,
- Graduates in science & engineering, %.
- 1 Ease of getting credit*,
- GERD financed by abroad, %,
- Knowledge creation
- Domestic resident patent app./tr PPP$ GDP
- Domestic res utility model app./tr PPP$ GDP.
- Growth rate of PPP$ GDP/worker, %
- Domestic res trademark app./bn PPP$ GDP.
The indexes indicating weakness are mentioned below:
- Business environment,
- Ease of resolving insolvency*,
- Ease of paying taxes,
- Gross capital formation, % GDP,
- Ecological sustainability,
- National feature films/mn pop
In a nutshell, Ukraine has relatively strong background in the field of Human capital & research and Knowledge & technology outputs. But at the same time it has a lot of gaps in such spheres as business environment, innovation linkages, investment and creative outputs.