The Global Innovation Index 2008 ranks countries on parameters like ‘Institution and Policy, ‘Human Capacity’, ‘Infrastructure’, ‘Technological Sophistication’ and ‘Business Markets’ etc... to arrive at a global ranking for nations on innovation using the methodology developed by Professor Soumitra Dutta, INSEAD.

The GII Report 2008 – 2009, the second in the series, presents the latest findings and highlights the best policies and practices for promoting innovation readiness. The report offers a comprehensive snapshot and this year covers a record number of 130 economies. Also included in the report is an extensive section on country profiles covering over 90 indicators looking at different aspects of innovation. We hope that the report will come to be recognized as an authoritative benchmarking instrument and an invaluable tool for facilitating public - private dialogue, whereby policy makers, business leaders, and other stakeholders can evaluate progress on a continual basis.