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Oughton, Christine (2021) The Case for a New International Accord on Diffusing Innovations and Building Technological Capacity. Ghana: ACET African Centre for Economic Transformation. Essays on Innovation and Recovery for Africa: A Special Series from ACET and DEGRP in partnership with ODI.

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Abstract

To overcome major global challenges such as COVID-19, rising inequality, and the climate crisis, serious efforts are needed to build innovation and technological capacity, quickly diffuse technological know-how, and extensively expand productive capacity in low and middle-income countries. In short, a new international accord on innovation diffusion and technological capacity should be created. Such an accord could lay the groundwork for a more equitable COVID-19 recovery, leveling the global economic playing field and supporting Africa’s technological industrial revolution. Recent research on innovation systems in low, middle, and high-income countries shows how it can be done.

Item Type: Monographs and Working Papers (Occasional Paper)
Keywords: Innovation, Diffusion, Vaccines, Covid19, Climate Change
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Finance & Management
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2021 09:34
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/35241
Funders: Economic and Social Research Council

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