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Global Innovation Index 2019

The Global Innovation Index (GII) is a ranking of world economies based on innovation capabilities. Consisting of roughly 80 indicators, grouped into innovation inputs and outputs, the GII aims to capture the multi-dimensional facets of innovation. The following table shows the rankings of North Macedonia over the past three years, noting that data availability and the GII model influence year-on-year comparisons of the GII ranks. The confidence interval for North Macedonia’s ranking in the GII 2019 is between 58 and 65.

North Macedonia’s Rankings, 2017 - 2019

                      GII     Innovation Inputs    Innovation Outputs

   2019            59                    52                                   63

   2018            84                    71                                   93

   2017            61                    53                                   63

North Macedonia performs better in Innovation Inputs than Outputs. This year North Macedonia ranks 52nd in Innovation Inputs, better than 2018 and compared to2017. As for Innovation Outputs, North Macedonia ranks 63rd. This position is better than 2018 and thesame as 2017. North Macedonia ranks 12th among the 34 upper middle-income economies. North Macedonia ranks 36th among the 39 economies in Europe.