Income inequalities have grown in most countries over the past three decades. The objective to achieve inclusive growth is at the top of many governments’ agendas because high levels of inequality negatively affect well-being and growth. Addressing the needs of policymakers, the aims of the project are to:
• Provide evidence on the impacts of innovation and knowledge-based economies on income inequality; and
In 2013-14 the project focused on how innovation could serve inclusive development, including policy options for scaling up inclusive innovations in education and other key sectors. The project focused on China, Colombia, India, Indonesia and South Africa, but also explored experiences of OECD countries and other economies. The findings of this initial phase are synthesised in the publication "Innovation Policies for Inclusive Growth" released in June 2015.
In 2015-16, the project focuses on:
For more details on the modules' content, download the project's short description.
In order to develop concrete policy solutions, the project has developed a framework to analyse innovation and relevant policies from the perspective of industrial, social and territorial inclusiveness. The figure to the right provides an outline of the main trends. Related work includes the National Intellectual Property Systems, Innovation and Economic Development project which supports countries in strengthening the contributions their national intellectual property (IP) systems can make to socio-economic development.
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Boosting Malaysia's National Intellectual Property System for Innovation
28 September 2015
In order to attain its objective of becoming a high-income economy by 2020, Malaysia is engaged in efforts to enhance the performance of its innovation system. A range of challenges need to be addressed and different policy tools can help in this respect. For this purpose the national intellectual property (IP) system can play a pivotal role.
More information on the project page
Innovation Policies for Inclusive Growth
18 June 2015
This report looks at a variety of inclusive innovation initiatives and innovative products aimed at improving the welfare of lower-income and excluded groups, notably in terms of essential public services (education, infrastructure and health).
More information can be found here.
Innovation and Inclusive Development
21 November 2012, Cape Town
Advisory Group meetings