How are a country’s achievements in innovation defined and measured, and how do they relate to economic performance? What are the major features, strengths and weaknesses of a nation’s innovation system? How can government foster innovation?
The OECD Reviews of Innovation Policy offer a comprehensive assessment of the innovation system of individual OECD member and non-member countries, focusing on the role of government. They provide concrete recommendations on how to improve policies which affect innovation performance, including R&D policies. Each review identifies good practices from which other countries can learn.
Hungary has made steady progress but still has a long way to go to close the income gap vis-à-vis high-income OECD countries. The level of innovation activity and performance has remained relatively low by international standards. This is attributable to both lagging innovation capabilities in the business sector and an insufficient contribution of public research organisations to the innovation system. There is a need for more stable governance of the innovation system and a more evidence-based approach to policy making in the area of science, technology and innovation policy.
This publication assesses the current status of Hungary’s innovation system and policies, and identifies where and how the government should focus its efforts to improve the country's innovation capabilities.
Overall Assessment and Recommendations (included in English and French)
Chapter 1. Economic Performance and Framework Conditions for Innovation
Chapter 2. Innovation Actors in Hungary
Chapter 3. The Role of Government
Abbreviations and Acronyms
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Last updated: 21 October 2008