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Innovation Policy in Panama

Design, Implementation and Evaluation

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This report reviews the experience of Panama in designing, implementing and evaluating innovation policy. It provides a comparative analysis of Panama’s innovation performance and reviews the design and implementation of the national innovation policy focusing on the National Plan (2010-2014). The review of the institutional setting, the policy mix and budget for innovation policy includes a comparison with the experience of two peer countries, the Dominican Republic and Uruguay.

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Foreword and acknowledgements

OECD Development Centre

Supporting innovation and production development is fundamental to compete in global economies. Innovation is gaining momentum in Latin America, and many countries in the region are involved in designing and implementing better policies to promote it for a more inclusive and sustainable growth. Over the last decade, many countries in Latin America have strengthened their institutional capacities for innovation policies. However, public investment is still very limited and the commitment of the private sector to invest in innovation is still low.

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