The Global Innovation Index (GII) ranked Egypt 107 out of 128 countries in terms of progress in innovation. According to the 2016 report, Egypt received 26 points in creativity and innovation globally, leading up to a number of African countries, such as Tanzania, Senegal, Namibia, Botswana, and Mozambique. Switzerland topped the ranking by obtaining 66.3 points in creativity and innovation in 2016.
Sweden came second, by obtaining 63.6 points, followed by the United Kingdom with 61.9 points, the United States with 61.9 points, and Finland finished fifth globally with 61.4 points.
According to the report, the US ranked first in North America, while Chile ranked first in South America and 44th globally, followed by Costa Rica which ranked 45th globally. In sub-Sahran Africa, Mauritania was selected as the leading country of creativity and innovation, coming 53rd globally, followed by South Africa.
The report also showed that Israel was graded first in terms of creativity and innovation in north Africa and west Asia, ranking 20th globally, followed by Cyprus which ranked 31st globally, and the UAE came in 41st place globally. India was ranked as a leader of creativity and innovation in central and south Asia, placing 66th globally. Kazakhstan ranked 75th, and Iran 78th globally.