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Compendia of Policy Recommendations and Good Practices 2008-2012

Published: December 2013

Innovation is a key driver of sustainable development and economic growth, and for meeting the Millennium Development Goals, as re-affirmed by the 2013 Annual Ministerial Review of the United Nations Economic and Social Council. The global financial crisis of 2008-2009, the effects of which are still being felt in many countries, has only reinforced the need for innovation as a way of recovering lost ground and of making economies more resilient.

These Compendia are part of a series collecting the policy recommendations and good practices developed under the auspices of the UNECE Committee on Economic Cooperation and Integration. They are developed through an extensive multi-stakeholder policy dialogue within our international expert networks. The Compendia are intended to disseminate this work to a broader audience.

National Innovation Systems and Policies

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This volume discusses how to build up a coherent national innovation system through coordinated policy support for key innovation constituencies and the intermediaries which support them.

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Financing and Innovative Entrepreneurship

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This volume focuses on policies which nurture the specialized financial intermediaries needed to provide early-stage financing for entrepreneurs and fledgling innovative companies, as well as on entrepreneurship support more generally.

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Innovation and Intellectual Property

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This volume discusses selected aspects of the role of intellectual property in the innovation process.

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