The Innovation issue illustrates a situation where the national economy promotes technological progress, investing in innovation and infrastructure to support sustainable development and human well-being. Societies have equal access to information and knowledge which rises the entrepreneurship as well as the technological and social innovation across the globe. The Innovation issue relates to aspects of the Sustainable Development Goals 9 and 11.

As proxies to measure the state of the Innovation issue, the GAPFRAME includes the following indicators: ease of access to loans (WEF GCI, 2005-2014) representing assessment of how easy is to obtain a bank loan when having a good business plan and no collaterals, availability of latest technologies (WEF GCI, 2005-2014) that measures the extent to which the latest technologies are available, and the number of internet users (SPI, 2015) among the population.

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