In economies making the most significant progress in their GII innovation ranking over time, Vietnam was first among 29 lower middle-income countries and third in Southeast Asia.

Compared to its own index last year, it posted higher levels in a number of indicators, including business sophistication, from 69th to 39th place, and creative output, from 47th to 38th.

It secured 19th position in the global brands value indicator, a new feature this year, with 33 brands listed among the top 5,000 best brands.


Switzerland, Sweden, the US, the UK, and the Netherlands led in the innovation rankings. The top 10 was dominated by high-income countries.

GII’s indicators provide a comprehensive overview of the innovation landscape, including the political environment, education, infrastructure, and business development.

Vietnam has used the GII as an important management tool since 2017, with its index rising from 71st place in 2014 to 59th in 2016 and 42nd last year. VNA

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Vietnam aiming to boost its innovation index

Vietnam aiming to boost its innovation index

Witnessing a satisfying increase of 3 positions to 42 out of 129 nations/economies in the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2019, Vietnam is planning to put more focus on improving this rating via a series of practical activities.