Fundamental debates and policy choices for supporting innovation in Africa

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Fundamental debates and policy choices for supporting innovation in Africa. / Grobbelaar, Sara; Serger, Sylvia Schwaag.

I: Development (Basingstoke), Vol. 58, Nr. 4, 01.12.2015, s. 549-555.

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Grobbelaar, Sara ; Serger, Sylvia Schwaag. / Fundamental debates and policy choices for supporting innovation in Africa. I: Development (Basingstoke). 2015 ; Vol. 58, Nr. 4. s. 549-555.

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Fundamental debates and policy choices for supporting innovation in Africa

AU - Grobbelaar, Sara

AU - Serger, Sylvia Schwaag

PY - 2015/12/1

Y1 - 2015/12/1

N2 - Over the past three decades, a range of attempts have been made to raise the importance of science, technology and innovation on the policy agenda in Africa. This article explores four themes along which growth paths and patterns may be realized, namely regional and global integration, inclusive innovation, priorities and approaches to diversify African economies, and the role of the state. The outcome of a survey highlighted an overwhelming consensus on the importance of education, functioning institutions and good framework conditions but also on the importance of a more inclusive approach to innovation both as a necessity and a significant opportunity for Africa.

AB - Over the past three decades, a range of attempts have been made to raise the importance of science, technology and innovation on the policy agenda in Africa. This article explores four themes along which growth paths and patterns may be realized, namely regional and global integration, inclusive innovation, priorities and approaches to diversify African economies, and the role of the state. The outcome of a survey highlighted an overwhelming consensus on the importance of education, functioning institutions and good framework conditions but also on the importance of a more inclusive approach to innovation both as a necessity and a significant opportunity for Africa.

KW - Africa-centricity

KW - development

KW - growth

KW - innovation

KW - research policy

KW - science policy

U2 - 10.1057/s41301-016-0041-1

DO - 10.1057/s41301-016-0041-1

M3 - Article

VL - 58

SP - 549

EP - 555

JO - Development

T2 - Development

JF - Development

SN - 1011-6370

IS - 4

ER -