- Innovation and Technology -
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Innovation and Technology

Chapters 32 - 36

What are the main obstacles to innovation in poor countries?
Education is the key to human innovation and development. Its priority, however, has risen and fallen in global aid agendas over the past decades. It is simultaneously viewed as an unaffordable luxury and an indispensable strategy to development. Two phenomena are changing these polarized views: an increasing presence of developing countries in the global value chains; and, innovation in response to budget-constrained donors demanding evidence of “what works” in development.

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