Rwanda is the most innovative economy among low-income countries.
According to the latest Global Innovation Index, the East African nation ranks first in its income group, ahead of Madagascar and Ethiopia, and ranks ninth in the sub-Saharan African group.
The 2022 Global Innovation Index or GII tracks innovation trends around the world. It assesses the innovation performance of some 132 economies and highlights innovation strengths and weaknesses.
Mauritius, South Africa and Morocco are the highest-ranked African nations, respectively at 45th, 61st and 67th.
While Mauritania, Burundi and Guinea are the least innovative African economies.
The report praises Rwanda's policies for doing business and its scientific and technical papers, which it lists among the country's strengths.
Of the 26 countries with the best innovation results, eight are from Sub-Saharan Africa, with Kenya, Rwanda and Mozambique leading the way.
Switzerland, the United States and Sweden lead the global Innovation Index