China is rising, the US is falling, and some developing nations in Africa are outperforming according to the 2018 edition of the Global Innovation Index.
Macroeconomy & Globalization
Nauru, Ethiopia, Turkmenistan, Qatar, China and Uzbekistan are the countries with the fastest growing economies in the World as per IMF data for the last 10 years. Here is a complete list for the world's fastest growing economies in 2017 by GDP.
All these extremely fragile and underdeveloped economies have either recently been through a civil war or are suffering from ongoing sectarian or ethnic conflicts.