The people who measure innovation in the Global Innovation Index (GII) say that Europe leads the world in innovation. Sub-Saharan Africa is not doing too badly either.
The GII is an annual ranking of countries according to their potential for research and development.
Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Sweden top the list, and Sub-Saharan Africa has seen the most significant improvement of all regions. But where does the United States rank?
Joe Weisenthal of the Business Insider joins Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti to discuss the new GII rankings.
This article was originally published on July 23, 2014.
This segment aired on July 23, 2014.