The Global Innovation Index (GII) 2014 covers 143 economies around the world and uses 81 indicators across a range of themes. Thus, the GII 2014 presents us with a rich dataset to analyse for global innovation trends. The theme for this year’s GII is the ‘Human Factor in Innovation’. The importance of both individual and collective efforts of creators and scientists in the innovation process has been well documented in the literature. The results of the GII provide additional evidence of this significance.

This report presents chapters that discuss different aspects of the index and the theme, followed by appendices that provide the data from individual data tables for each indicator, a profile for each of the countries/economies covered this year, detailed information about the sources and definitions of each indicator, and technical notes about the composition of the index.