The same countries take the top five, but only one climbs
While last year’s leading five countries are still in place, only one of them, Singapore, is on the rise, jumping from the fifth to the second slot. The United States stays in the lead with first place rankings in Productivity and Education/Workforce and second place rankings in IP Protection, Intensity and Enterprise Support. In second overall, Singapore finishes first in Enterprise Support and Policy & Stability, and fifth in Intensity. Denmark, New Zealand and Australia rank third through fifth, in the same order as 2015, although each were bumped down one spot due to Singapore’s rise.