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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

  • Lemos, Ronaldo; Varon Ferraz, Joana (2013)
    This chapter describes the field of Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D) and maps key debates surrounding it. Practical examples of ICT use in the developing world are examined, including ...
  • Brook, David; MacMaster, Caitlyn; Singer, Peter A. (2013)
    Development thinking has evolved from seeing innovation as something exogenous to development efforts, to seeing it as something to be consciously fostered. This chapter reviews the history of innovation for development, ...
  • Arocena, Rodrigo; Göransson, Bo; Sutz, Judith (2013)
    This chapter of “International development : ideas, experience and prospects” discusses contemporary perceptions of the role of universities and how they are interpreted by and incorporated into theories of development. ...
  • Cassiolato, José Eduardo; Pessoa de Matos, Marcelo G.; Lastres, Helena M.M. (2013)
    Thirty years of liberal policy experimentation has led to a more divided world, with the gap between rich and poor widening. This chapter provides a discussion of the connection between development and the innovation systems ...
  • Di Maio, Michele (2013)
    Industrial policy (IP) should be designed to consider the available capabilities both in the government and in the private sector. IP is one of the most controversial issues in economics. This chapter provides a comprehensive ...