Reports


  • 1-September-2010

    English

    Innovation and the Development Agenda

    Innovation drives long-term economic growth. This book examines the role of innovation in developing countries, with a focus on Africa.

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  • 6-August-2010

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    Summary of the Discussion Panel on the Development of Strategies for Measuring and Reporting Sustainability of Bio-based Energy and Products

    This report is on how to support governments and industry in building a sustainable bio-based economy. The OECD Task Force on Industrial Biotechnology is considering the development of a set of recommendations in the area of Environmental and Economic Sustainability.

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  • 28-May-2010

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    The OECD Innovation Strategy - Getting a Head Start on Tomorrow

    Well-timed and targeted innovation boosts productivity, increases economic growth and helps solve societal problems. But how can governments encourage more people to innovate more of the time? And how can government itself be more innovative?

    The OECD Innovation Strategy provides a set of principles for fostering innovation in people (workers and consumers), in firms and in government. It takes an in-depth look at the scope of innovation and how it is changing, as well as where and how it is occurring. The result is the formulation of far-reaching policies for innovation using recent research and data.

    For more information about the OECD Innovation Strategy, see www.oecd.org/innovation/strategy.

    "a thoughtful new report on how governments can do better at spurring and measuring innovation."  -The Economist

  • 27-May-2010

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    Measuring Innovation - A New Perspective

    Measuring Innovation: A New Perspective presents new measures and new ways of looking at traditional indicators. It builds on 50 years of indicator development by OECD and goes beyond R&D to describe the broader context in which innovation occurs. It includes some experimental indicators that provide insight into new areas of policy interest. It highlights measurement gaps and proposes directions for advancing the measurement agenda.

    This publication begins by describing innovation today. It looks at what is driving innovation in firms, and how the scientific and research landscape is being reconfigured by convergence, interdisciplinarity and the new geography of innovation hot spots. It presents broader measures of innovation, for example using new indicators of investment in intangible assets and trademarks. 

    Human capital is the basic input of innovation, and a series of indicators looks at how well education systems are contributing to the knowledge and research bases. Further series examine how firms transform skills and knowledge, and shed light on the different roles of public and private investment in fostering innovation and reaping its rewards, with concrete examples from major global challenges such as health and climate change.

    Measuring Innovation is a major step towards evidence-based innovation policy making. It complements traditional “positioning”-type indicators with ones that show how innovation is, or could be, linked to policy.  It also recognises that much more remains to be done, and points to the  measurement challenges statisticians, researchers and policy makers alike need to address.

  • 27-May-2010

    English

    The OECD Innovation Strategy: Getting a Head Start on Tomorrow

    Well-timed and targeted innovation boosts productivity, increases economic growth and helps solve societal problems. But how can governments encourage more people to innovate more of the time? And how can government itself be more innovative?

  • 26-May-2010

    English

    Measuring Innovation: A New Perspective

    This compendium is a major step towards evidence-based innovation policy making. It complements traditional “positioning”-type indicators with ones that show how innovation is, or could be, linked to policy.

  • 6-May-2010

    English

    Publication of the Report of the Workshop on Risk Assessment of Manufactured Nanomaterials in a Regulatory Context

    Publication of the Report of the Workshop on Risk Assessment of Manufactured Nanomaterials in a Regulatory Context

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  • 6-May-2010

    English

    Publication of the Report of the Questionnaire on Regulatory Regimes on Manufactured Nanomaterials

    The current document presents the information obtained from the WPMN Questionnaire on regulatory Regimes for Manufactured Nanomaterials issued July 28, 2008.

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  • 6-May-2010

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    International Symposium on Opportunities and Challenges in the Emerging Field of Synthetic Biology: Synthesis Report

    This July 2009 symposium brought together the different communities – scientific, engineering, policy, public and legal – involved in synthetic biology and explored the opportunities and challenges posed by this emerging field.

  • 6-May-2010

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    OECD Programme on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials 2009-2012: Operational Plans of the Projects

    This joint project builds on work undertaken by two separate OECD WPMN activities, former Project one (Development of an OECD database on Human Health and Environmental Safety Research) and former Project two (EHS Research strategies on Manufactured Nanomaterials).

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