One of the important lessons of the past two decades has been the pivotal role of innovation in economic development. The build-up of innovation capacities has played a central role in the growth dynamics of successful developing countries.
The development of inclusive innovations as well as the transfer of technologies from developed countries can often contribute significantly to addressing urgent developmental challenges such as providing access to drinking water, eradicating neglected diseases or reducing hunger.
The OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation is currently undertaking various projects providing new insights on how innovation can best serve development. A list of ongoing projects with a development focus and of publications is provided below.
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.
|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).
This report offers a detailed presentation of the framework developed by the project for conducting country studies.
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