Ranking and Score: Malaysia and other Selected Countries in Global Innovation Index (GII), 2016-2021
Notes: HI - high income, UM-upper middle, LM-lower middle :
Number of participating countries: 132 countries (2021); 131 countries (2020); 129 countries (2019); 126 countries (2018); 127 countries (2017); 128 countries (2016);
Source: Global Innovation Index | Tracking Innovation through the COVID-19 Crisis
The table above shows the achievement of several countries in the Global Innovation Index for 2016-2021. Malaysia is categorised as an Upper Middle (UM) income country based on its gross national income (GNI) per capita. In 2021, Malaysia ranked 36th, drop 3 position from previous year.
Framework of The Global Innovation Index (GII), 2021
The chart above shows the position of Malaysia in all criteria measured in the Global Innovation Index (GII) in 2021. In 2021, Malaysia ranked 36th out of 132 countries, drop 3 position from previous year. For innovation input sub-index, Malaysia was ranked 36th and ranked at 34th for innovation output sub-index.