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6. Innovation & Technology/Innovation et technologie

6. Innovation & Technology/Innovation et technologie

 



Education is the key to human innovation and development. Its priority, however, has risen and fallen in global aid agendas over the past decades. It is simultaneously viewed as an unaffordable luxury and an indispensable strategy to the development. Two phenomena are changing these polarized views: an increasing presence of developing countries in the global value chains; and, innovation in response to budget-constrained donors demanding evidence of “what works” in development.



L’éducation est la clé de l’innovation et du développement humains. Au cours des dernières décennies cependant, la priorité qu’on lui accorde dans les programmes d’aide mondiaux a fluctué. Elle est vue à la fois comme un luxe inabordable et comme une stratégie indispensable pour assurer le développement. Deux phénomènes sont en voie de transformer ces points de vue polarisés : la présence croissante des pays en développement dans les chaînes de valeur mondiales et l’innovation en réaction aux demandes des bailleurs de fonds aux budgets limités qui exigent des données probantes sur « ce qui fonctionne » en matière de développement.



Recent Submissions

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  • Brook, David; MacMaster, Caitlyn; Singer, Peter A. (2013)
    Science and technology have contributed to development through improved food production, enhanced nutrition, improved health, longer lives, and many other areas. Over the past fifty years, thinking has evolved from seeing ...
  • Arocena, Rodrigo; Göransson, Bo; Sutz, Judith (2013)
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  • Cassiolato, José Eduardo; Pessoa de Matos, Marcelo G.; Lastres, Helena M.M. (2013)
    This chapter analyzes the connections between development and the innovation system approach, which represents a powerful instrument for understanding and orienting policies to promote learning, innovation, and competence ...
  • Di Maio, Michele (2013)
    Industrial policy (IP) is one of the most controversial issues in economics. This chapter provides a concise but comprehensive discussion of this concept in the context of developing countries. The chapter begins by ...