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2014 GLOBAL FORUM ON DEVELOPMENT : INNOVATING FOR DEVELOPMENT – RETHINKING STRUCTURAL CHALLENGES FOR POST – 2015.

 

The Global Forum for Development 2014 aims at assessing the contribution of innovation in tackling structural development challenges, and lagging productivity in particular, as a means to achieve more sustained and inclusive growth.

Policy makers and experts from OECD, emerging and developing economies will look at the role of innovation in development from several points of view:

  1. What is the potential for innovation policies and systems to unleash new sources of growth and overcome structural bottlenecks to development? What strategies and policies work best to support innovation and productivity growth?
  2. What are innovative approaches and partnerships to support developing country efforts at achieving more inclusive development? What is the role of providers of development cooperation, South-South partners and the private sector?
  3. What kind of innovation can best deliver inclusive development and reach the poor?

The 2014 edition is organised by the OECD Development Centre (DEV) and Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD) in co-operation with the Science and Technology

Directorate (STI).

  Perspectives on Global Development 2014   -  Boosting productivity to meet the middle-income challenge

 

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Developing economies continue to grow faster than more advanced countries. Non-OECD countries’ share in world GDP surpassed that of OECD countries in 2010. Since its first edition in 2010, the annual Perspectives on Global Development has investigated the trends in “shifting wealth”, the increasing economic weight of developing countries in the world economy. “Shifting wealth” has received a boost through the rise of China, which has also led to positive spillover effects on developing economies that supply China’s demand for resource-based products and intermediates. However, even at their higher rates of growth since 2000, the per capita incomes in developing countries – including many middle-income countries – will not reach the levels of developed countries by 2050. Boosting productivity growth in middle-income countries could stem this trend and is the focus of this report. At the same time, this growth needs to be inclusive so that a real convergence in living standards can take place.

 

Launch 2 July 2014 Paris, OECD Conference Centre

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