The Global Innovation Index (GII) 2021 was released recently by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) in collaboration with the Portulans Institute – an independent non-profit, non-partisan research and educational institute based at Washington DC. It ranks countries based on seven pillars – institutions, human capital and research, infrastructure, market sophistication, business sophistication, knowledge and technology outputs and creative outputs.
According to the report, Mauritius is the most innovative African country. It ranked 52nd among the 132 countries globally. Unlike most African countries, it gained the highest human development score. It witnessed progress in sectors such as tourism, financial services and information technology.