Innovation for Inclusive Growth

Innovation for Inclusive Growth - OECD Project

The OECD “Innovation for Inclusive Growth” project analyses the impacts of innovation and related policies on inclusive growth. Addressing the needs of policymakers in both key non-member economies and OECD countries, the aims of the project are to:


• Provide evidence on the effects of innovation and related policies on inclusive growth focusing on industrial, social and territorial inequalities; and

• Develop concrete policy solutions to support countries in reconciling their innovation and inclusive development agendas, including options for scaling up inclusive innovations.

The project is undertaken under the auspices of the OECD Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy (CSTP). It mobilises OECD competences in innovation, education, and regional development and contributes to the OECD’s Inclusive Growth Initiative. This transversal initiative aims to deliver a renewed strategic policy agenda by identifying how to define and measure the concept of inclusive growth and shedding light on the policy options and tradeoffs to promote growth and inclusiveness. More information can be found here:

The OECD’s Inclusive Innovation Policy Toolkit is a practical and interactive guide developed to aid policy makers design and implement effective innovation policies for inclusive growth. It provides a set of examples of inclusive innovation policies implemented in different countries. 

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The "Innovation Policies for Inclusive Growth" publication focuses on how innovation can serve inclusive development. It discusses a variety of inclusive innovations aimed at improving the welfare of excluded groups, notably in terms of essential public services and policy approaches to support inclusive innovation. It also looks at industrial and territorial inclusiveness.

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This space is dedicated to further discussions and exchanges between the Advisory Group members and the OECD Innovation for Inclusive Growth Project team

Past Events

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International Conference on Innovation for Inclusive Growth

10-12 February 2015

New Delhi, India



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Symposium on Innovation and Inclusive Growth

20-21 March 2014

OECD, Paris, France



Global Forum on Development Session 3: Innovation Policies for Inclusive Development

2 July 2014

OECD, Paris, France 

Intellectual Property Systems, Innovation and Development

13 January 2014

OECD, Paris, France 



Conference on Innovation and Inclusive Development

21 November 2012

Cape Town, South Africa