The GII report analyzes 132 countries on the basis of their “innovation ecosystem”. Strengths and weaknesses are assessed in different categories, mainly to determine the capacity and success of innovation, in the economy of each country.
WIPO analysts described Morocco as “above the expected level, given the level of development”. They determined that Morocco’s innovation was much higher, compared to countries with a similar GDP per capita.
However, the country fell to 77th place, instead of the 75e in 2020, ranking in the bottom half of the countries surveyed. Morocco ranked 12th in Africa and 19th in the Arab world.
In the ranking of countries with “lower middle income economies”, Morocco is positioned at the 8th place in terms of innovation .