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Making innovation policy work [electronic resource] : Learning from experimentation /
edited by Mark A. Dutz, Yevgeny Kuznetsov, Esperanza Lasagabaster and Dirk Pilat.
imprint
Paris: OECD ; Washington, D.C. : International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank, [2014]
description
284 pages : illustrations, charts ; 23 cm.
ISBN
9789264183872
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imprint
Paris: OECD ; Washington, D.C. : International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank, [2014]
isbn
9789264183872
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Making innovation policy work: the benefits and lessons of experimental innovation policy -- New open economy industrial policy: making choices without picking winners -- "Bottom of the pyramid" innovation and pro-poor growth -- Innovation for the "base of the pyramid": developing a framework for policy experimentation -- Incubating the incubation cycle: two approaches to promoting techno-entrepreneurship in weak institutional environments -- Supporting affordable biotechnology innovations: learning from global collaboration and local experience -- Fostering innovation for green growth: learning from policy experimentation -- Making evaluations count: toward more informed policy -- Scaling up and sustaining experimental innovation policies with limited resources: peripheral Schumpeterian development agencies.
general note
"This volume draws on the conclusions from the conference 'Innovation Policy for Inclusive Growth,' which took place in Rio de Janeiro in October 2011, and was co-hosted by the OECD, the World Bank Group and Brazil's National Development Bank."--Page 3.
catalogue key
9762714
 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-284).
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The book explores emerging topics in innovation policy for more inclusive and sustainable growth, building on concrete examples. The book develops the notion of experimental innovation policy - policies which integrate monitoring and feedback to improve policy impact and policy implementation. Rather than undertaking monitoring and evolution at the end of a policy programme, monitoring is incorporated from the outset, at the policy design stage and occurs continuously to have the greatest impact on policy implementation. This approach should help improve the quality and efficiency of public expenditure supporting innovation policy. Experimental policy making is particularly important for new and emerging innovation domains, where the scope for learning and improvement is the greatest. To make the discussion as concrete and relevant as possible for practitioners and policy makers, three emerging domains of innovation, and pro-poor or base of the pyramid (BoP) innovation.

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