This thematic area addresses issues related to the creation of a supportive environment for innovative development and knowledge-based competitiveness of the UNECE member States, with specific focus on transition economies.
CECI’s activities in this thematic area aim at knowledge sharing and the exchange of experiences gained and lessons learned, as well as the identification of good practices leading to the formulation of better policies.
The Committee will support the broad dissemination of good practices and policy options for creating a supportive environment for innovative development in the UNECE region, including capacity-building activities in requesting countries.
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.