Innovation in science, technology and industry

OECD Reviews of Innovation Policy

 

OECD innovation policy country reviews

 ‌Short address for this page: www.oecd.org/innovation/reviews

 

The 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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France

France

France has a longstanding scientific and technical tradition, but to boost competitiveness and accelerate economic growth, it needs to fully exploit its innovation potential.

This review highlights the need to encourage private-sector innovation, make public research institutions more accountable and channel more funds into the most promising R&D projects. It also underscores the importance of revisiting the way in which its R&D tax credit scheme functions.

Summary in English

Full report (French)

Press release: English | French

South-Korea 

Korea: Industry and Technology Policies

While the Korean innovation system is highly developed, it will need to address a number of economic and institutional challenges to sustain a steady flow of innovations and boost productivity. This review identifies essential reforms to reinforce the Korean innovation system, such as creating greater incentives to commercialise publically-funded research, increasing entrepreneurial activity by ensuring good framework policies, strengthening services sector productivity through structural reform and more fully assessing the economic impact of public support measures.

Full report (English)

Summary in Korean

Netherlands

Netherlands

The Netherlands has a long, proud history of innovation, but more can be done to boost innovation as a way to help tackle the challenges of low growth, an ageing population, and the need to increase competitiveness in global markets. This review stresses the importance of broadening the innovation base to engage more firms in innovative activities, enhancing the benefits of the Top Sectors approach, and maintaining world-class pubic research (including universities) to strengthen innovation performance. 

Overall assessment and recommendations

Full report 

Press Release: English French 

Colombia

Colombia

This review highlights that innovation will be essential to making Colombia’s economic and social development more sustainable.

Strengthening the innovation capabilities of Colombian enterprises is critical for benefitting from opportunities offered by an increasing integration in the global economy.

Overall assessment and recommendations

Evaluación y recomendaciones generales

Full report (English)

Press Release: English | French

 

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)
Croatia Croatia (2014)
France France (2014) Summary in English | Full report (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: Knowledge-based Start-ups (2013)
Netherlands  Netherlands (2014)
New-Zealand New Zealand (2007)
Norway Norway (2008)
Peru Peru (2011)
Russia Russian Federation (2011)
Slovenia Slovenia (2012)
South-Africa South Africa (2007)
Sweden Sweden (2013)
Switzerland_small Switzerland (2006)
Vietnam  Viet Nam: Science, Technology and Innovation (forthcoming)

 

 

 

 

 

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