2014 Global Forum on Development: Innovating for Development

Wednesday 2 July 2014

OECD Conference Centre

2 rue André Pascal, 75016 Paris, France

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The Global Forum for Development 2014 aims at assessing the contribution of innovation in tackling structural development challenges, and lagging productivity in particular, as a means to achieve more sustained and inclusive growth. 

Policy makers and experts from OECD, emerging and developing economies will look at the role of innovation in development from several points of view:

  1. What is the potential for innovation policies and systems to unleash new sources of growth and overcome structural bottlenecks to development? What strategies and policies work best to support innovation and productivity growth?
  2. What are innovative approaches and partnerships to support developing country efforts at achieving more inclusive development? What is the role of providers of development cooperation, South-South partners and the private sector?
  3. What kind of innovation can best deliver inclusive development and reach the poor?
The 2014 edition is organised by the OECD Development Centre (DEV) and Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD) in co-operation with the Science and Technology Directorate (STI).


About the Forum

Every year the OECD Global Forum on Development gathers about 400 representatives of governments from OECD and non-OECD member countries, private sector, academia, foundations and OECD experts.

The general objectives of this forum are to help:

  • Advance understanding of global development issues and improve the quality and development impact of OECD products.
  • Enable participants to follow key policy issues of current and emerging global relevance, and contribute to policy progress and consensus with non-members;
  • Enhance OECD-wide coherence on development- related work, promoting horizontal and multidisciplinary approaches.