Innovation Policies for SDGs in the Arab Region
Top level experts from United Nations entities including ESCWA, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the United Nations University - Merit (UNU-Merit) collaborated to deliver this workshop.
- The systemic nature of innovation and innovation policy;
- Various components of an innovation policy, especially the distinction between financial and non-financial instruments and their impacts;
- Importance of policies for increasing the supply of technically trained human resources for R&D and other innovation activities;
- Collection and presentation of conventional indicators, which can be used to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of specific instruments of innovation policies;
- New innovation indicators, such as community innovation surveys, while understanding the limitations of replicating such efforts in developing countries; and
- Integration of evaluation into the actual design of innovation policies.