Innovation Performance Reviews are a major new focus of work for the Economic Cooperation and Integration Division. Initiated at the request of member state Governments, they are a participatory policy advisory service examining possible policy actions to stimulate innovation activities, enhance innovation capacity and improve the efficiency of national innovation systems. Reviews follow outlines agreed upon with requesting Governments, and are prepared in collaboration with international and national experts, and the UNECE secretariat.
Conclusions and recommendations of the Reviews are intended to contribute to significantly improving the regulatory and institutional framework for innovation, with an emphasis on relevance and usefulness for policy making. They serve as a basis for ongoing capacity building to support the implementation of policy measures in the countries concerned.
The Government of Ukraine requested an Innovation Performance Review at the sixth session of the Committee on Economic Cooperation and Integration in December 2011, which is currently being prepared. The final publication detailing the outcomes of this Review is expected to be published in early 2013.