Nepal: Innovation index

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 Nepal

Innovations index (0-100)

 Latest value 18.84
 Year 2023
 Measure points
 Data availability 2012 - 2023
 Average 22.97
 Min - Max 17.60 - 26.00
 Source Cornell University, INSEAD, and the WIPO
For that indicator, we provide data for Nepal from 2012 to 2023. The average value for Nepal during that period was 22.97 points with a minimum of 17.6 points in 2022 and a maximum of 26 points in 2012. The latest value from 2023 is 18.84 points. For comparison, the world average in 2023 based on 126 countries is 33.17 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Nepal - Innovation index - Recent values chart

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Nepal - Innovation index - historical chart - 2012-2023




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 18.84 2023 points
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 Patent applications by residents 20 2017 patent applications
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