1 min read.Updated: 24 Aug 2016, 02:18 AM ISTLivemint
India ranks at the top among South Asian countries in the Global Innovation Index
The Global Innovation Index, co-published by The Johnson School at Cornell University, INSEAD Business School and the World Intellectual Property Organization, is an annual ranking of countries by their capacity for, and success in, innovation.
As per the latest numbers, India ranks at the top among South Asian countries. Incidentally, India was also at the numero uno position in 2015. What has changed is the improved ranking among lower-middle-income economies and is now in sixth position, which is two places higher than in 2015.
India ranks among the top 50 economies overall in market sophistication (33rd) and knowledge and technology outputs (43rd). However, despite the strong ranking otherwise, India is still sluggish in terms of overall ICT penetration, e-participation, ICT use and e-governance services.