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Research Workshop

November 18 – November 20 2008

Venue: The Commonwealth Institute

Organisers
Maureen Mackintosh & Joanna Chataway
Innovation, Knowledge and Development Research Centre and INNOGEN
The Open University, UK


Marc Wuyts
Institute of Social Studies
The Hague, Netherlands


Workshop Agenda


Friday 18 November


09.00-13.00
Mind the Gap: Thinking about poverty,production and technology

Themes
-the actual and potential role of social protection in underpinning productivity and innovation
-the `systems of innovation' framework and its relevance to research on production-poverty policy linkages


09.00-09.45
Opening speaker
Thandika Mkandawire - Director of UNRISD, Geneva
Social policy in a development context


09.45-12.45
Lynn Mytelka (UNU_INTECH)
How technological change excludes the poor
Suma Athreye - The Open University
Information technology and systems of innovation


10.30-10.45
Coffee Break


10.45-13.00
Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka - (UNU-INTECH) title to follow
Raphie Kaplinsky - IDS Sussex
`Sectoral studies and the fallacy of composition'


13.00-14.00
Lunch


14.00-17.30
Linking finance, production and human capabilities

Themes
-policies for improving productive capabilities in conditions of generalised poverty
-the role of financial mechanisms in blocking or facilitating the improvement of productive capabilities
-formalisation of employment relations as a mechanism of social protection and productivity improvement


14.00-14.45
Opening Speaker
Charles Gore - UNCTAD
Director of Least Developed Countries report


14.45-16.00
Marc Wuyts - ISS and Roberto Simonetti - The Open University
`Banking on rural productivity: the GAPI experience in Mozambique'
Massoud Karshenas - ISS
Productivity constraints to macroenomic adjustments in the least developed countries: inflation, real exchange rates and competitiveness in a poverty reduction strategy
Adamasu Shiferaw - ISS
Productivity dynamics and survival of manufacturing firms in Sub-Saharan Africa (Ethiopia)


16.00-16.15
Tea Break


16.15-17.30
Sachin Chaturvedi - RIS, New Delhi
Financial Incentives, Innovation systems and new technologies.
Anne Posthuma & Umit Efendioglu - ILO
Decent work in global production systems: An integrated approach to economic and social upgrading


Saturday 19 November


09.00-12.30
Innovation, public health and poverty reduction

Themes
-IPRs, innovation, public health linkages and its implications for poverty reduction
-IPR, pharmaceuticals, trade and poverty policy
-public/private partnerships, health systems integration and capacity building for equitable health care in low income contexts
-vaccine systems of innovation and links to poverty policy


09.00-11.00
Geoff Oldham and Rachelle Harriss - MIHR
Developing innovative capacity in developing countries to meet their health needs
Sudip Chaudhuri - Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata, India
Incentives for fostering pharmaceutical R&D: The case of India.
Meri Koivusalo - STAKES, Finland
What are the common North/South issues in trade- related IPRs and access to pharmaceuticals? Reflections on the role of NGOs


11.00-11.15
Coffee Break


11.15-12.45
Luigi Orsenigo - Bocconi University, Milan
Integrative capabilities in innovation and other policies for fighting poverty: brokers and integrators'
Joanna Chataway, James Smith and Rebecca Hanlin, INNOGEN
HIV vaccine development partnerships and capacity building: systems, boundaries and useful concepts
Halla Thorsteinsdottir - Bioethics Centre, Toronto
The Role of the Health System in Health Biotechnology Development
Chrispin Kambili - International Aids Vaccine Initiative
discussant


12.45-13.45
Lunch


13.45-17.30
Health systems, financing and poverty

Themes
-health systems capabilities and human capabilities: concepts, indicators and linkages
-health financing issues, equity in health systems and poverty policy
-entrepreneurial reforms, institutional responses and health care access by the poor
-the scope for generating productive activity linked to health systems in low income countries


13.45-15.00
Masuma Mamdani & Paula Tibandebage - Research on Poverty Alleviation (REPOA), Tanzania
Health systems financing in Tanzania: A critical assessment of equity implications of CHF.
Sebastião Loureiro - University of Bahia, Brazil
Technological innovation and equity in health care
Paul Anand - The Open University
The Development of Capability Indicators: Results of a National Survey


15.00-15.15
Tea Break


15.15-17.30
Barbara McPake - Institute for International Health & Development, Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh
Hospital autonomy and two-tier charging systems in Zambia and Uganda - effects on equity of access and quality of care
Padmashree Gehl Sampath - UNU INTECH
Paula Tibandebage - REPOA and Maureen Mackintosh - The Open University
Competitive and organisational constraints on quality, investment and innovation in a liberalised and informalised health system (Tanzania)


Sunday 20 November


am
Discussion of future projects and plans


Additional workshop participants


Hanna Kettler - The Gates Foundation (tbc)


Charles Gardner - The Rockefeller Foundation


Barbara Harriss-White - Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford


DfID representative (tbc)


David Wield - The Open University, INNOGEN


Joseph Hanlon - The Open University, Development Policy and Practice


Mariana Mazzucato - The Open University, Innovation Knowledge and Development


Charles Clift - CIPIH, WHO (tbc)

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