OECD Reviews of Innovation Policy


OECD innovation policy country reviews

OECD Reviews of Innovation Policy offer a comprehensive assessment of the innovation system of individual OECD member and partner countries, focusing on the role of government. They provide concrete recommendations on how to improve policies which impact on innovation performance, including R&D policies. Each review identifies good practices from which other countries can learn.

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Luxembourg: Innovation Policy 2015

Following a period of rapid growth in the country’s innovation environment, in which public spending on R&D increased by 238%, Luxembourg now boasts two leading-edge research centres of excellence on biomedicine and IT security, which play an important role in attempts to diversify the economy, which continues to be heavily dependent on the financial sector.
To consolidate this progress, the OECD recommends enhanced co-ordination across ministries and agencies and strengthen linkages between public research centres and the University of Luxembourg. Luxembourg is encouraged to introduce a national innovation strategy that ensures public investments in research contribute to the government’s goals to diversify the economy, increase social well-being, and improve sustainability.

Full Report ¦ Summary

Press Release 24 April 2015


Viet Nam: Science, Technology and Innovation

Despite its historical record of scientific research, Viet Nam’s innovation system in the modern sense is only emerging. Current science, technology and innovation capabilities are weak and the national innovation system is in a nascent and fragmented state. Research and development both in the public and private sectors still have a lot of room for improvement. This joint OECD-World Bank review provides several recommendations for policy makers to foster science, technology and innovation in Viet Nam. Full report

Press release and infographic: Enhancing Science, Technology and Innovation to Drive Sustained Growth in Viet Nam
24 November 2014


Country reviews

Regional review

Innovation in Southeast Asia
(May 2013)‌

OECD Reviews of Innovation Policy: Southeast Asia

Including a regional synthesis and national innovation profiles for:

China China (2008) English | Chinese | Summary in German
Chile Chile (2007)
Colombia Colombia (2014) | Summary in Spanish 
Croatia Croatia (2014)
France France (2014) English | French
Hungary Hungary (2008)  English | Hungarian
South-Korea Korea (2009)
South-Korea Korea: Industry and Technology Policies (2014) | Summary in Korean
Luxembourg Luxembourg (2007) English | French
Mexico Mexico (2009) English | Spanish
Mexico Mexico: Knowledge-based Start-ups (2013)
Netherlands  Netherlands (2014) 
New-Zealand New Zealand (2007)
Norway Norway (2008)
Peru Peru (2011)
Russia Russian Federation (2011)
Slovenia (2012)
South-Africa South Africa (2007)
Sweden Sweden (2013)
Switzerland_small Switzerland (2006)
Vietnam  Viet Nam: Science, Technology and Innovation (2014)


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