OECD Science, Technology and Industry Working Papers

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The OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) leads OECD research on the contribution of science, technology and industry to well-being and economic growth. STI Working Papers cover a broad range of topics including definition and measurement of science and technology indicators, global value chains, and research on policies to promote innovation. These technical or analytical working papers are prepared by staff or outside consultants to share early insights and elicit feedback.

Innovation and Inclusive Development

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Caroline Paunov1
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  • 1: OECD, France

29 Jan 2013
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Inclusive development is a key policy priority since growth processes have not always helped lowerincome groups. Innovation is a major driver of growth and its relationship with inequalities in income and opportunities raises some important policy questions: Do innovation and the resulting technological change necessarily lead to increased inequalities? Do policies aimed at supporting innovation foster inequalities? To what extent can innovation be mobilised to improve the life conditions of the lower income groups? These questions are the basis of this report, which, prepared for the OECD-DST Conference on Innovation for Inclusive Development, reviews the existing evidence in response.
inequalities in income and opportunities, inclusive, developing and emerging economies, frugal and grassroots innovations, within-country innovation and productivity dispersion, ICTs for inclusive development
JEL Classification:
  • D20: Microeconomics / Production and Organizations / General
  • I30: Health, Education, and Welfare / Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty / General
  • L30: Industrial Organization / Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise / General
  • O10: Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth / Economic Development / General
  • O30: Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth / Innovation ; Research and Development ; Technological Change ; Intellectual Property Rights / General
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