OECD Reviews of Innovation Policy: Colombia 2014

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This review offers a comprehensive assessment of the innovation system of Colombia, focusing on the role of government. It provides concrete recommendations on how to improve policies that affect innovation performance, including R&D policies and identifies good practices from which other countries can learn.

The Overall assessment and recommendations is also available in French and Spanish.



The role of government

This chapter examines public activities that have a bearing on the Colombian innovation system. It begins with an examination of governance arrangements. It then charts the historical evolution of science, technology and innovation policy in Colombia and of attempts to influence the structure of production (in the longer term). The chapter then reviews a range of innovation policy tasks that appear pressing in light of the specific challenges faced by Colombia. It concludes with a summary note on government institutions.


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