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Innovation and the development agenda

Author: Erika Kraemer-Mbula; Watu Wamae; International Development Research Centre (Canada); Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
Publisher: Paris : OECD ; Ottawa : International Development Research Centre, ©2010.
Series: OECD innovation strategy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document : International government publication   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Innovation drives long-term economic growth. This book examines the role of innovation in developing countries, with a focus on Africa. It investigates innovation systems and their application; the key role of knowledge in innovation for development; and the importance of comparable country studies and official statistics on innovation. It stresses the need for innovation to become part of a comprehensive  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Government publication, International government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Erika Kraemer-Mbula; Watu Wamae; International Development Research Centre (Canada); Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
ISBN: 9789264088917 9264088911
OCLC Number: 664658327
Description: 151 pages ; 27 cm.
Contents: The role of innovation in the area of development --
Key issues for innovation and development --
The relevance of innovation systems to developing countries --
Adapting the innovation systems framework to sub-Saharan Africa --
Knowledge policy for development --
Facilitating north-south knowledge sharing : conditions for enhanced knowledge flows --
Innovation strategies in developing countries.
Series Title: OECD innovation strategy.
Responsibility: edited by Erika Kraemer-Mbula and Watu Wamae.

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Innovation drives long-term economic growth. This book examines the role of innovation in developing countries, with a focus on Africa. It investigates innovation systems and their application; the key role of knowledge in innovation for development; and the importance of comparable country studies and official statistics on innovation. It stresses the need for innovation to become part of a comprehensive development agenda, and makes recommendations for promoting activities in both the formal and informal sectors, with the aim of transforming agriculture into a knowledge-based industry capable of stimulating economic growth.--Publisher's description.

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