As indicated by the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2016 – co-distributed by Cornell University, INSEAD and the World Intellectual Property Organization – Pakistan positioned 119 of 128 nations reviewed with Switzerland besting the rundown for the 6th time in a row.
The GII overview is a yearly positioning of the development abilities and utilizations 81 pointers over a scope of subjects, for example, the advancement yield sub list, development effectiveness proportion, political environment, administrative environment, and business environment.
In spite of the fact that Pakistan's positioning enhanced from 131 in 2015 to 119 this year yet the general score tumbled from 23.07 in 2015 to 22.63 this year. In the interim, the quantity of nations incorporated into the overview additionally diminished from 141 a year ago to 128 in 2016.
India kept up its top spot in the district and moved 15 spots up from 81 a year ago to 66 in 2016. Nepal – which was the main South Asian nation positioned lower than Pakistan a year ago – likewise hopped 20 spots to wind up four positions above Pakistan at 115.
The Ministry of Science and Technology, prior in February, expressed in a composed answer to the National Assembly that under two% of the Gross Domestic Product was being spent on innovative work. It further expressed that experimental training's low guidelines all through the country's instructive foundations were the fundamental explanations for Pakistan's low positioning in GII 2015.