Innogen · News · December 10, 2009

Promoting Innovation, Productivity and Industrial Growth and Reducing Poverty


This book is now available in paperback

, is edited by Prof Maureen Mackintosh and Prof Joanna Chataway from Innogen and Dr Marc Wuyts from the Institute of Social Studies in the Netherlands.

About the book:

Development and the ending of mass poverty require a massive increase in productive capabilities and production in developing countries. Some countries, notably in Asia, are achieving this. Yet ‘pro-poor’ aid policies, especially for the least developed countries, operate largely without reference to policy thinking on the promotion of innovation for productivity growth. Conversely, policy-makers and researchers on innovation and industrial policies tend to know little about the potential for social protection to support innovation and productivity improvement.

This book aims to focus attention on this gulf between research on innovation and on poverty reduction and to identify some of its policy consequences; to set out some ways in which this gulf can be bridged, analytically and empirically; and to contribute to the creation of an agenda for further research and an understanding of the urgency of the implied rethinking.

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