Innovation in science, technology and industry

OECD Reviews of Innovation Policy


sti Reviews of Innovation Policy

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.


The OECD Reviews of Innovation Policy are available in the OECD iLibrary.


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Reviews of Innovation Policy: Costa Rica 2017

Costa Rica’s successful economic performance and social achievements realised over the last three decades are widely acknowledged. GDP per capita has steadily increased at higher rates than in most Latin American countries as the economy has evolved along its development path from a rural and agriculture-based to a more diversified economy integrated in global value chains. But Costa Rica faces challenges and must enhance and broaden the basis for productivity growth by strengthening its innovation system and enhancing the role of science, technology and innovation in addressing its national development goals.

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Reviews of Innovation Policy: Malaysia 2016

Malaysia is one of Southeast Asia’s most dynamic economies and one of Asia’s great success stories. Its economic and social development over the last half century has been impressive. High economic performance, based on a profound transformation into a diversified economy, coupled with a striking reduction in poverty levels, has brought Malaysia closer to reaching its goal of becoming a high-income country by 2020.

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Reviews of Innovation Policy: Lithuania 2016

Following independence Lithuania has made much progress in developing the institutions and framework conditions of a modern market-based economy, which provided the basis for Lithuania’s success in narrowing the gap with the more advanced countries in the OECD.But Lithuania is also facing challenges. The gap in income per capita is still large, and the speed of convergence to the OECD average level of income has slowed in recent years.

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Reviews of Innovation Policy: Sweden 2016

The 2016 Sweden Review of Innovation Policy deepens the 2012 Review by focusing on six policy initiatives central to the 2008 and 2012 Swedish Research and Innovation Bills, notably: 1) the increase in funding for university research, 2) the establishment of Strategic Research Areas, 3) actions designed to enhance the role of research institutes in Sweden’s innovation system, 4) the definition and funding of Strategic Innovation Areas in collaboration with industrial, academic and research institute actors, 5) the initiation of a Challenge-Driven Innovation programme addressing societal challenges, 6) improved prioritisation and support for Swedish participation in European research and innovation activities.

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Country reviews

China (2008) | 2008 in Chinese | 2008 summary in German

Chile (2007)

Colombia (2014) | Summary in Spanish 

Croatia (2014)

France (2014) | 2014 in French

Hungary (2008) | 2008 in Hungarian

Korea (2014) | Summary in Korean 2014 | (2009)

Luxembourg 2016 | Summary 2016 | French Recommendations 2016 | (2015) (2007- English | French )

Mexico (2013) (2009 in English | 2009 in Spanish)

Netherlands (2014) 

New Zealand (2007)

Norway (2008)

Peru (2011)

Russian Federation (2011)

Slovenia (2012)

South Africa (2007)

Sweden (2016) (2013)

Switzerland (2006)

Viet Nam (2014)

Regional review

Innovation in Southeast Asia (May 2013) including a regional synthesis and national innovation profiles for:


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