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dc.coverage.spatialAfricaen
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-31T06:26:25Z
dc.date.available2011-10-31T06:26:25Z
dc.date.issued2007-01
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10855/13242
dc.description.abstractInnovation is the main driver of economic growth but the capacity to innovate is quite low in most African countries, both in the private and in the public sector. Thus the ability to adopt new technologies and adapt them to local conditions will be crucial first step to increase productivity, which is a precondition for growth and decent employment. The empirical analysis shows that the importance of secondary school enrolment, economic incentives, access to technology through imports, infrastructure and not least a functioning innovation system are likely to increase technological progress that results in labour productivity growth. Each country must develop an innovation strategy based on its specific reality and situation. The private sector should be involved in designing the innovation strategy. For most African countries, improvements in the educational system, the initiation of interactions between the private sector and research institutions, the provision of risk capital for innovative firms and the improvement of infrastructure for quality controls should feature high on the agenda.en
dc.format.extent34 p.en
dc.languageen_USen
dc.titleEncouraging innovation for productivity growth in Africaen
dc.typeWorking paperen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY::DEVELOPMENT AND TRANSFER OF TECHNOLOGY AND PROMOTION OF SCIENCE::NEW TECHNOLOGIESen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::NATURAL RESOURCES AND THE ENVIRONMENT::ENVIRONMENTen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY::DEVELOPMENT AND TRANSFER OF TECHNOLOGY AND PROMOTION OF SCIENCE::TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONSen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY::DEVELOPMENT AND TRANSFER OF TECHNOLOGY AND PROMOTION OF SCIENCE::TECHNOLOGY TRANSFERen
uneca.workflow.processedtrue
ags.creatorPersonalWolf, Susanna
ags.creatorCorporateUnited Nations. Economic Commission for Africaen
ags.creatorCorporateUnited Nations. Economic Commission for Africa. African Trade Policy Centreen
ags.subjectThesaurusNEW TECHNOLOGIESen
ags.subjectThesaurusubisten
ags.subjectThesaurusENVIRONMENTen
ags.subjectThesaurusTECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONSen
ags.subjectThesaurusTECHNOLOGY TRANSFERen
ags.subjectClassification16.00.00 Science and technology: generalen
ags.descriptionNotesIncludes bibliographical references (p. 28-30).en
ags.descriptionNotes"ATPC is a project of the Economic Commission for Africa with financial support of the Canada fund for Africa"--C. pen
ags.publisherPlaceAddis Ababa :en
ags.publisherNameUN.ECAen
ags.citationTitleCAPC travail en cours;en
ags.citationTitleno. 54en
ags.citationNumberno. 54en
ags.availabilityNumber339.54en
ags.availabilityNumberATPW54en
ags.availabilityLocationECA-HQen
ags.rights.termsofusepublicen
ags.JN54490en


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