Malawi: Innovation index

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 Malawi

Innovations index (0-100)

 Latest value 22.90
 Year 2021
 Measure points
 Data availability 2011 - 2021
 Average 25.15
 Min - Max 21.40 - 29.70
 Source Cornell University, INSEAD, and the WIPO
For that indicator, we provide data for Malawi from 2011 to 2021. The average value for Malawi during that period was 25.15 points with a minimum of 21.4 points in 2020 and a maximum of 29.7 points in 2015. The latest value from 2021 is 22.9 points. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 132 countries is 34.30 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Malawi - Innovation index - historical chart - 2011-2021




The Global Innovation Index capture elements of the national economy that enable innovative activities: (1) Institutions, (2) Human capital and research, (3) Infrastructure, (4) Market sophistication, and (5) Business sophistication. Two output pillars capture actual evidence of innovation outputs: (6) Knowledge and technology outputs and (7) Creative outputs.
Definition: The Global Innovation Index includes two sub-indices: the Innovation Input Sub-Index and the Innovation Output Sub-Index. The first sub-index is based on five pillars: Institutions, Human capital and research, Infrastructure, Market sophistication, and Business sophistication. The second sub-index is based on two pillars: Knowledge and technology outputs and Creative outputs. Each pillar is divided into sub-pillars and each sub-pillar is composed of individual indicators. The full report, data, and documentation are available at global innovation index.


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 Innovation index 22.90 2021 points
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 High tech exports 2.42 2022 million U.S. dollars
 High tech exports, percent of manufactured exports 2.31 2022 percent
 Patent applications by residents 3 2016 patent applications
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