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Title: Innovation and the development agenda
Authors: Kraemer-Mbula, Erica
Wamae, Watu
Keywords: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY
KNOWLEDGE
AFRICA
DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
INNOVATION
INNOVATION SYSTEMS
Date: 2010
Publisher: IDRC, Ottawa, ON, CA
Abstract: Innovation drives long-term economic growth. It has a crucial role to play as global economies recover from the current financial crisis. 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.
Description: Co-published with OECD
ISBN: 978-1-55250-501-4
978-92-64-08891-7
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/44853
Project Number: 104655
104753
Project Title: IDRC Corporate Awards 2007-2008
Building African Capacity in Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators
Access: Open Access
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