MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines jumped 19 places to rank 54th out of 129 countries in this year’s Global Innovation Index (GII) from 73rd last year.
GII, which is co-published by Cornell University, graduate business school INSEAD and the World Intellectual Property Organization, measures the innovation performance and progress of countries.
The Philippines’ ranking improved as it got a higher overall score of 36.18 this year from 31.56 in 2018.
In terms of the GII’s input and output sub-indices, the country’s scores and rankings likewise improved.
In the input sub-index that looks at innovative activities, the Philippines’ score rose to 41.68 from 39.14 last year. Its ranking inched up to 76th from 82nd.
Read more: The Philippine Star
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