Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation

Innovation Policies for Inclusive Growth

Published on May 22, 2015


This report looks at a variety of inclusive innovation initiatives and innovative products aimed at improving the welfare of lower-income and excluded groups, notably in terms of essential public services (education, infrastructure and health). It discusses the policy trade-offs between traditional innovation policies and a more inclusive innovation approach, and provides recommendations for aligning current policies. It also deals with the impacts of innovation and innovation policies on industrial and territorial inclusiveness, describing how information and communication technology (ICT) and technology diffusion may influence smaller firms’ chances of succeeding with their innovations.


Executive summary
Scaling up inclusive innovations
Inclusive innovations in education
Policies in support of inclusive innovation
The search for excellence and the democratisation of innovation
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The Project

 innovation policies


Since 2012, the OECD Project “Innovation for Inclusive Growth” analyses the impacts of innovation and related policies on inclusive growth. Addressing the needs of policymakers, the aims of the project are to:

»Provide evidence on the effects of innovation and related policies on inclusive development focusing on industrial, territorial and social inequalities ; and

»Develop concrete policy solutions to support countries in reconciling their innovation and inclusive development agendas.

For more information, visit the project page.

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