The Index Simulator

This simulator is for advanced users who have an understanding of the indices and have reviewed their country's ranking in those indices. The Index Simulator allows you to imagine how a change in your country's performance in an index KPI would alter its overall ranking, and to select other countries for comparison.

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Country description

Kuwait is a high-income country. It has a GDP per capita of around 32373 USD (2020) and HDI value of 0.803 (2019)

Index description

To take full advantage of innovation on national level, a mature ecosystem is needed. Developed by World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the Global Innovation Index (GII) measures the innovation ecosystem on national level by covering 3 dimensions: innovation input, innovation output and innovation efficiency.

Results for Kuwait


2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Simulator
projection
Rank 77 67 56 60 60 78 72
Score
33.2Value: 33.2
33.6Value: 33.6
36.1Value: 36.1
34.43Value: 34.43
34.59Value: 34.59395112
28.41Value: 28.41148687
30.04Value: 30.04069103
Value: 30.04069103

Comparison benchmarks
KPI Information icon 2021
Weight Information icon Best Worst Aspirational value Information icon Kuwait
plus interface iconPolitical environment
Rank 78 / Score 54.9
Poltical and operational stability Information icon
Initial Value: 0.5
100 0
62.5Worst: Yemen 0
Best: Singapore 100
62.5Value: 62.5
Government effectiveness Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
51.1Worst: Yemen 0
Best: Singapore 100
51.1Value: 51.1
plus interface iconRegulatory environment
Rank 96 / Score 54.5
Regulatory quality Information icon
Initial Value: 0.5
100 0
45.2Worst: Yemen 0
Best: Singapore 100
45.2Value: 45.2
Rule of law Information icon
Initial Value: 0.5
100 0
52.4Worst: Finland 100
Best: Yemen 0
52.4Value: 52.4
Cost of redundancy dismissal Information icon
Initial Value: 1
58.5 8
28.1Worst: Austria 8
Best: Sri Lanka 58.5
28.1Value: 28.1
plus interface iconBusiness Environment
Rank 90 / Score 63.8
Ease of starting a business Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 52.4
88.4Worst: New Zealand 100
Best: Cambodia 52.4
88.4Value: 88.4
Ease of doing insolvency Information icon
Initial Value: 1
92.7 0
39.2Worst: Angola 0
Best: Finland 92.7
39.2Value: 39.2
plus interface iconEducation
Rank 57 / Score 52.97
Expenditure on education Information icon
Initial Value: 1
8.3 1.3
n/aWorst: Bangladesh 1.3
Best: Namibia 8.3
n/aValue: n/a
Government funding per secondary student Information icon
Initial Value: 1
52.4 5.5
17.3Worst: Guatemala 5.5
Best: Tunisia 52.4
17.3Value: 17.3
School life expectancy Information icon
Initial Value: 1
20.5 6.4
14.7Worst: Niger 6.4
Best: Australia 20.5
14.7Value: 14.7
PISA scales in reading, maths and science Information icon
Initial Value: 0.5
579 334.1
n/aWorst: Dominican Republic 334.1
Best: China 579
n/aValue: n/a
Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary Information icon
Initial Value: 0.5
68.1 6.4
7.6Worst: Malawi 68.1
Best: Croatia 6.4
7.6Value: 7.6
plus interface iconTertiary Education
Rank 47 / Score 38.35
Tertiary enrolment Information icon
Initial Value: 1
142.9 0.8
55.3Worst: Malawi 0.8
Best: Greece 142.9
55.3Value: 55.3
Graduates in Science and engineering Information icon
Initial Value: 1
44.5 9.4
n/aWorst: Ecuador 9.4
Best: Oman 44.5
n/aValue: n/a
Tertiary inbound mobility Information icon
Initial Value: 0.5
48.6 0
n/aWorst: Myanmar 0
Best: United Arab Emirates 48.6
n/aValue: n/a
plus interface iconResearch and Development
Rank 86 / Score 3.1
Resarchers FTE Information icon
Initial Value: 1
8407.8 12.9
513.9Worst: Guatemala 12.9
Best: Korea, Rep. 8407.8
513.9Value: 513.9
Gross expenditure on R&D (GERD) Information icon
Initial Value: 1
4.9 0
0.1Worst: Angola 0
Best: Israel 4.9
0.1Value: 0.1
Global RnD companies, average expenditure, top 3 Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
0Worst: Albania 0
Best: United States 100
0Value: 0
QS university ranking average score of top 3 universities Information icon
Initial Value: 1
98.8 0
4.4Worst: Albania 0
Best: United States 98.8
4.4Value: 4.4
plus interface iconICTs
Rank 31 / Score 80.38
ICT access Information icon
Initial Value: 1
95.1 21.7
79.3Worst: Ethiopia 21.7
Best: Luxembourg 95.1
79.3Value: 79.3
ICT use Information icon
Initial Value: 1
90.4 3.1
67.6Worst: Niger 3.1
Best: Denmark 90.4
67.6Value: 67.6
Government online service Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 19.4
84.1Worst: Lao PDR 19.4
Best: Korea, Rep. 100
84.1Value: 84.1
online e-participation Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 15.5
90.5Worst: Algeria 15.5
Best: Estonia 100
90.5Value: 90.5
plus interface iconGeneral Infrastructure
Rank 28 / Score 41.34
Electricity output Information icon
Initial Value: 0.5
56175.6 17.6
17912.3Worst: Benin 17.6
Best: Iceland 56175.6
17912.3Value: 17912.3
Logistics performance Information icon
Initial Value: 0.5
100 0
37.8Worst: Angola 0
Best: Germany 100
37.8Value: 37.8
Gross capital formation Information icon
Initial Value: 1
66 6.4
25.1Worst: Yemen 6.4
Best: Mozambique 66
25.1Value: 25.1
plus interface iconEcological sustainability
Rank 74 / Score 26.96
GDP per unit of energy use Information icon
Initial Value: 1
32.2 2.5
8.4Worst: Trinidad and Tobago 2.5
Best: Hong Kong SAR 32.2
8.4Value: 8.4
Environmental performance Information icon
Initial Value: 1
82.5 25.1
53.6Worst: Myanmar 25.1
Best: Denmark 82.5
53.6Value: 53.6
ISO 14001 environmental certificates Information icon
Initial Value: 1
16.2 0
1.2Worst: Ethiopia 0
Best: Bosnia and Herzegovina 16.2
1.2Value: 1.2
plus interface iconCredit
Rank 66 / Score 40.69
Ease of getting credit Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
45Worst: Yemen 0
Best: Azerbaijan 100
45Value: 45
Domestic credit to private sector Information icon
Initial Value: 1
235.7 5.6
89.3Worst: Yemen 5.6
Best: Hong Kong SAR 235.7
89.3Value: 89.3
Microfinance institutions gross loan portfolio Information icon
Initial Value: 0.5
38.4 0
n/aWorst: Angola 0
Best: Cambodia 38.4
n/aValue: n/a
plus interface iconInvestment
Rank 81 / Score 26.17
Ease of protecting minority investors Information icon
Initial Value: 1
92 10
66Worst: Ethiopia 10
Best: Kenya 92
66Value: 66
Market capitalisation Information icon
Initial Value: 1
1223.5 0.2
n/aWorst: Algeria 0.2
Best: Hong Kong SAR 1223.5
n/aValue: n/a
Venture capital investors, deals Information icon
Initial Value: 1
1.2 0
0Worst: Colombia 0
Best: Luxembourg 1.2
0Value: 0
Venture capital recipients, deals Information icon
Initial Value: 1
0.5 0
0.05Worst: Argentina 0
Best: Israel 0.5
0.05Value: 0.05
plus interface iconTrade, competition, and market scale
Rank 104 / Score 57.43
Applied tariff rate, weighted average Information icon
Initial Value: 0.5
17.9 0
4.5Worst: Brunei Darussalam 0
Best: Bosnia and Herzegovina 17.9
4.5Value: 4.5
Domestic industry diversification Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
53.6Worst: Brunei Darussalam 0
Best: Portugal 100
53.6Value: 53.6
Domestic market scale Information icon
Initial Value: 1
24162.4 3.9
203.8Worst: Cape Verde 3.9
Best: China 24162.4
203.8Value: 203.8
plus interface iconKnowledge workers
Rank 105 / Score 17.46
Knowledge-intensive employment Information icon
Initial Value: 1
60.7 3.4
22.7Worst: Tanzania 3.4
Best: Luxembourg 60.7
22.7Value: 22.7
Firms offering formal training Information icon
Initial Value: 1
79.2 5.9
n/aWorst: Myanmar 5.9
Best: China 79.2
n/aValue: n/a
GERD performed by business enterprise Information icon
Initial Value: 1
4.4 0
n/aWorst: Algeria 0
Best: Israel 4.4
n/aValue: n/a
GERD financed by business enterpise Information icon
Initial Value: 1
80.8 0
1Worst: Brunei Darussalam 0
Best: Thailand 80.8
1Value: 1
Females employed with advanced degrees Information icon
Initial Value: 0.5
32.6 0.1
n/aWorst: Uganda 0.1
Best: Belarus 32.6
n/aValue: n/a
plus interface iconInnovation linkage
Rank 45 / Score 25.1
University/industry research collaboration Information icon
Initial Value: 0.5
79.2 17
42.2Worst: Yemen 17
Best: Israel 79.2
42.2Value: 42.2
State of cluster development Information icon
Initial Value: 1
73.7 25.9
54.9Worst: Albania 25.9
Best: United States 73.7
54.9Value: 54.9
GERD financed by abroad Information icon
Initial Value: 1
2.5 0
n/aWorst: Algeria 0
Best: Israel 2.5
n/aValue: n/a
Joint venture/strategic alliance deals Information icon
Initial Value: 1
0.5 0
0.03Worst: Burkina Faso 0
Best: Malta 0.5
0.03Value: 0.0327
Patent families filed in two offices Information icon
Initial Value: 1
14.1 0
0Worst: Algeria 0
Best: Japan 14.1
0Value: 0
plus interface iconKnowledge absorption
Rank 124 / Score 14.05
Intellectual property payments Information icon
Initial Value: 1
20.6 0
0Worst: Armenia 0
Best: Ireland 20.6
0Value: 0
High tech imports Information icon
Initial Value: 1
51.6 1.6
5.5Worst: Luxembourg 1.6
Best: Hong Kong SAR 51.6
5.5Value: 5.5
ICT services imports Information icon
Initial Value: 0.5
11.1 0
0.6Worst: Mexico 0
Best: Cyprus 11.1
0.6Value: 0.6
Foreign direct investment net inflows Information icon
Initial Value: 0.5
44.2 -16.8
0.2Worst: Luxembourg -16.8
Best: Cyprus 44.2
0.2Value: 0.2
Research talent in business entreprise Information icon
Initial Value: 1
82.3 0.1
n/aWorst: Senegal 0.1
Best: Korea, Rep. 82.3
n/aValue: n/a
plus interface iconknowledge creation
Rank 103 / Score 5.88
Patent applications by origin Information icon
Initial Value: 1
74.5 0
0.1Worst: Angola 0
Best: Korea, Rep. 74.5
0.1Value: 0.1
PCT applications by origin Information icon
Initial Value: 0.5
9.6 0
0.1Worst: Albania 0
Best: Japan 9.6
0.1Value: 0.1
Utility models by origin Information icon
Initial Value: 1
96.6 0
n/aWorst: Albania 0
Best: China 96.6
n/aValue: n/a
Scientific and technical publications Information icon
Initial Value: 1
65 0.4
6.9Worst: Angola 0.4
Best: Iceland 65
6.9Value: 6.9
Citable documents H index Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
9.1Worst: Cape Verde 0
Best: United Kingdom 100
9.1Value: 9.1
plus interface iconKnowledge Impact
Rank 63 / Score 30
Labor productivity growth Information icon
Initial Value: 1
7.3 -10
-1.1Worst: Lebanon -10
Best: Myanmar 7.3
-1.1Value: -1.1
New business density Information icon
Initial Value: 0.5
28.6 0
5.9Worst: Bangladesh 0
Best: Hong Kong SAR 28.6
5.9Value: 5.9
Total computer software spending Information icon
Initial Value: 1
1.1 0
0.4Worst: Algeria 0
Best: United States 1.1
0.4Value: 0.4
ISO 9001 quality certificates Information icon
Initial Value: 1
38 0.2
2.7Worst: Ethiopia 0.2
Best: Bulgaria 38
2.7Value: 2.7
High-tech manufacturing Information icon
Initial Value: 1
76.2 1.2
23.9Worst: Yemen 1.2
Best: Singapore 76.2
23.9Value: 23.9
plus interface iconKnowledge diffusion
Rank 31 / Score 32.19
IP receipts Information icon
Initial Value: 0.5
7.7 0
n/aWorst: Algeria 0
Best: Netherlands 7.7
n/aValue: n/a
High Tech exports Information icon
Initial Value: 1
38.6 0
0.3Worst: Albania 0
Best: Malaysia 38.6
0.3Value: 0.3
ICT services export Information icon
Initial Value: 1
27.3 0
7.4Worst: Brunei Darussalam 0
Best: Ireland 27.3
7.4Value: 7.4
Production and export complexity Information icon
Initial Value: 0.5
100 0
27.6Worst: Nigeria 0
Best: Japan 100
27.6Value: 27.6
plus interface iconIntangible Assests
Rank 80 / Score 26.58
Trademark application class count by origin Information icon
Initial Value: 1
418.9 2.3
16.6Worst: Ethiopia 2.3
Best: Iran, Islamic Rep. 418.9
16.6Value: 16.6
Industrial design by origin Information icon
Initial Value: 0.5
29.6 0
n/aWorst: Benin 0
Best: China 29.6
n/aValue: n/a
ICTs and organizational model creation Information icon
Initial Value: 1
83.7 21.7
50.9Worst: Yemen 21.7
Best: United States 83.7
50.9Value: 50.9
Global brand value, top 5,000 Information icon
Initial Value: 1
307.2 0
53.3Worst: Albania 0
Best: Hong Kong SAR 307.2
53.3Value: 53.3
plus interface iconCreative Goods
Rank 107 / Score 4.61
Cultural and creative services exports Information icon
Initial Value: 0.5
12.6 0
n/aWorst: Algeria 0
Best: Malta 12.6
n/aValue: n/a
National featue films produced Information icon
Initial Value: 0.5
55.3 0.1
1.9Worst: Belarus 0.1
Best: Iceland 55.3
1.9Value: 1.9
Entertainment and media market Information icon
Initial Value: 0.5
100 0
10.6Worst: Yemen 0
Best: United States 100
10.6Value: 10.6
Printing publications and other media output Information icon
Initial Value: 0.5
6.7 0.1
0.3Worst: Lao PDR 0.1
Best: Malta 6.7
0.3Value: 0.3
Creative goods exports Information icon
Initial Value: 1
11.2 0
0.1Worst: Algeria 0
Best: China 11.2
0.1Value: 0.1
plus interface iconOnline creativity
Rank 78 / Score 13.62
Generic TLD Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
7.6Worst: Angola 0
Best: Iceland 100
7.6Value: 7.6
Country code TLD Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
0.3Worst: Angola 0
Best: Denmark 100
0.3Value: 0.3
Wikipedia yearly edits Information icon
Initial Value: 1
93.9 6.1
46.3Worst: Ethiopia 6.1
Best: Israel 93.9
46.3Value: 46.3
Mobile apps creation Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100 0
0.8Worst: Algeria 0
Best: Belarus 100
0.8Value: 0.8
Index Global Highlights
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Global Details
Global Average
34.31 Value: 34.314133402803
Developed Economies Average
49.09 49.0889030644444
Developing Economies Average
28.43 28.4284488253333
Highest Ranked Country Country Switzerland
Score
65.19 65.18842595
Global Rank 1
Lowest Ranked Country Country Angola
Score
14.96 14.96197661
Global Rank 132
Highest Ranked Developed Country Country Switzerland
Score
65.19 65.18842595
Global Rank 1
Lowest Ranked Developed Country Country Romania
Score
35.63 35.6297528
Global Rank 50
Highest Ranked Developing Country Country Korea, Rep.
Score
59.25 59.25251315
Global Rank 5
Lowest Ranked Developing Country Country Yemen
Score
15.48 15.47613594
Global Rank 131
Arab Region Details
Arab Average
28.33 28.3319805492308
Arab Diversified Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, State of Palestine
26.22 26.2221403966667
Arab LDC Comoros, Djibouti, Mauritania, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Yemen
15.48 15.47613594
Highest Ranked Country Country United Arab Emirates
Score
42.98 42.98418705
Global Rank 33
Lowest Ranked Country Country Yemen
Score
15.48 15.47613594
Global Rank 131
Highest Arab Diversified Country Country Jordan
Score
28.39 28.39271365
Global Rank 81
Lowest Arab Diversified Country Country Lebanon
Score
25.12 25.12184277
Global Rank 94
Highest Arab LDC Country Yemen
Score
15.48 15.47613594
Global Rank 131
Lowest Arab LDC Country Yemen
Score
15.48 15.47613594
Global Rank 131
Economies per capita
High-Income
45.9 45.903508949
Upper-Middle-Income
32 32.0001156094118
Lower-Middle-Income
25.3 25.2990509502857
Low Income
20.06 20.0630344415385
Oil Exporting/Importing
Oil Exporting Average Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, China, Colombia, Congo, Rep., Congo, Democratic Rep., Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Indonesia, Iran, Islamic Rep., Iraq, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mauritania, Mexico, Mongolia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Slovak Republic, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen
35.93 35.926154395098
Oil Importing Average Afghanistan, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Austria, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Chile, Comoros, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Korea Dem Rep., Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Portugal, Korea, Rep., Moldova, Romania, Rwanda, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Togo, Tonga, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Tanzania, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Zimbabwe, Uruguay, Zambia, Central African Republic, Cote d'Ivoire, Czech Republic, South Africa, State of Palestine, North Macedonia, Hong Kong SAR, Kosovo, Puerto Rico, Taiwan
33.3 33.2991572224691
Oil Exporting Best Country United States
Score
61.37 61.37137165
Global Rank 3
Oil Exporting Worst Country Angola
Score
14.96 14.96197661
Global Rank 132
Oil Importing Best Country Switzerland
Score
65.19 65.18842595
Global Rank 1
Oil Importing Worst Country Guinea
Score
16.61 16.60602746
Global Rank 130
OECD
OECD Average
48.93 48.9344983945946
OECD Developed Average Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Czech Republic
49.88 49.8810163066667
OECD Developing Average Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Korea, Rep., Turkey
39.79 39.792042464
OECD Best Country Switzerland
Score
65.19 65.18842595
Global Rank 1
OECD Worst Country Colombia
Score
31.71 31.71021854
Global Rank 67
OECD Developed Best Country Switzerland
Score
65.19 65.18842595
Global Rank 1
OECD Developed Worst Country Mexico
Score
34.46 34.45730984
Global Rank 55
OECD Developing Best Country Korea, Rep.
Score
59.25 59.25251315
Global Rank 5
OECD Developing Worst Country Colombia
Score
31.71 31.71021854
Global Rank 67
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