Innovation for Inclusive Growth


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Advisory Group Meetings, New Delhi
February-March 2015
The Advisory Group met twice to discuss orientation of the two modules of the 2015-2016 phase of the project. The summary record of the meetings is available.


Innovation Policies for Inclusive Development:
Scaling Up Inclusive Innovations
A publication synthesizing the indings of the project's initial cycle will be released in June 2015.

Innovation Policies for Inclusive Development - Scaling Up Inclusive Innovations


International Conference on Innovation for Inclusive Growth
New Delhi, India, 10-12 February 2015
The conference brought together more than 220 Indian and international participants concerned with the question of how innovation can best serve inclusive development.

International Conference on Innovation for Inclusive Growth, India, 10-12 February 2015

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The objective to achieve inclusive growth is at the top of many governments’ agendas because high levels of inequalities negatively affect the well-being and growth.

Yet, innovation policies have been examined to date essentially with regards to their impact on the growth of aggregate value.

This is because innovation is central for growth both to address social challenges and to improve economic performance and create jobs.

KIID - landscape - mini
KIID - river - mini


This project analyses the impact of innovation and related policies on inclusive growth. Addressing the needs of policymakers in both key non-member economies and OECD countries, the aims of the project are to:

  • Provide evidence on the impacts of innovation and related policies on inclusive growth, focusing on industrial, social and territorial inequalities; and
  • Develop concrete policy solutions to support countries in reconciling their innovation and inclusive growth agendas, including options for scaling up inclusive innovations in education and other key sectors. 


The analysis initially focused on China, Colombia, India, Indonesia and South Africa. It also explores experiences of OECD countries and other economies at different stages of development. The findings of this initial phase will be synthesised in a publication forthcoming in 2015. The next phase of the project will be undertaken in 2015-16.

Countries’ innovation, education and territorial characteristics and policies can impact on social and industrial inclusiveness and, what is more, shape the geographic dimensions of inclusiveness. In order to develop concrete policy solutions, the project has developed a framework to analyse innovation and relevant related policies from the perspective of industrial, social and territorial inclusiveness.

The figure to the right provides an illustration of the distributional impacts to be analysed and how different policies focus mainly on one or the other and thus, depending on the characteristics of the innovation system, have impacts on industrial or social inclusiveness. Some policies aim directly at both.

KIID diagram

Project description



Related events

Advisory Group meetings

Discussion report

Innovation and Inclusive Development conference discussion report



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