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The OECD Global Forum on Development was held on 2 July 2014 at the OECD Headquarters in Paris. One of the Forum sessions focused specifically on the Innovation for Inclusive Growth project.
The Global Science Forum brings together science policy officials from OECD countries. The delegates, who meet twice a year, seek to identify and maximise opportunities for international co-operation in basic scientific research.
The OECD project on green growth and eco-innovation aims to promote sustainable production by spreading existing knowledge and providing industry with a means to benchmark their products and production processes.
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. Ongoing work at the OECD analyses innovation for development around a number of specific themes.
This toolkit aims to provide a practical starting point for businesses around the world to improve the efficiency of their production processes and products enabling them to contribute to sustainable development and green growth.
Well-timed and targeted innovation brings many benefits. It boosts productivity, increases economic growth and helps solve societal problems. The OECD Innovation Strategy provides a broad-based approach to promoting innovation.
Information page for the Directorate for Education's Programme on Co-operation with Non-member Economies