African coun­tries still lag in global in­no­va­tion rank­ing, but there is good news

Zambian Business Times - - TECHNOLOGY -

Tech hubs are pop­ping up all over Africa and high-level aca­demic pro­grams to train the next gen­er­a­tion are be­ing launched, yet Sub-Sa­ha­ran Africa has the low­est av­er­age rate of in­no­va­tion in the world. With an av­er­age re­gion-wide score of 25, only eight of the coun­tries in the top 100 were from Sub-Sa­ha­ran Africa, ac­cord­ing to the Global In­no­va­tion In­dex 2018 re­port. The re­port ex­am­ines the in­no­va­tion per­for­mance of 126 coun­tries with 80 in­di­ca­tors av­er­aged to re­flect the ca­pac­ity for, and suc­cess in in­no­va­tion. Of the ten coun­tries with the least suc­cess in in­no­va­tion, eight were Sub-Sa­ha­ran African coun­tries. North Amer­ica is the most in­no­va­tive re­gion with an av­er­age score of 56, Europe is not too far be­hind with a score of 47.

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