Innovation for Development in Africa

1st Edition

Jussi S. Jauhiainen, Lauri Hooli

Published November 29, 2019
Reference - 194 Pages - 16 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367349561 - CAT# 317712
Series: Rethinking Development

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This book uncovers the many ways in which innovations and innovation system development policies have become crucial to development policy formation across Africa.

As new instruments, actors and tools emerge in development cooperation, the role of innovation in the societal development of developing countries needs to be addressed fully. This book delves into subjects as diverse as the changing development policies between the Global North and South, the role of innovation in international aid and development policies, the role of public, private and non-governmental sectors, universities and other development actors, and the potential for inclusive innovation in local communities. In particular, the book asks who benefits from innovation-focussed development policies, and if and how practical innovation instruments include the global poor.

Written in an accessible and engaging style, the book includes a range of discussion questions and further reading suggestions to suit a range of readers, from students right through to policy makers and practitioners, or anyone else looking for an introduction to innovation policies and development in Africa.


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