Making Innovation Policy Work: Learning from Experimentation
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Making Innovation Policy Work: Learning from Experimentation

Date: Thursday, April 10, 2014
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET (18:00 – 19:30 GMT or convert time)
Location: Online

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Innovation is indispensable in creating shared prosperity and fostering sustainable growth. But how do we make innovation policies work? What do modern approaches to innovation policy require? Join us for a conversation with World Bank Group President Kim and OECD Secretary-General Ángel Gurría, as they share insights on the new World Bank-OECD publication, Making Innovation Policy Work: Learning from Experimentation. The event will include a presentation by the book authors, a moderated panel discussion and a Q&A session.

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President, World Bank Group
Secretary-General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Program Manager, OECD
Lead Economist, Latin America and the Caribbean, World Bank Group
Executive Director of Corfo, Chile, and former President of the National Innovation Council and General Director of Fundación Chile
Managing Director,Sovereign Advisory Group, Lazard Frères
Service Line Manager, Financial and Private Sector Development, World Bank Group
Senior Research Fellow, the Migration Policy Institute, and Consultant, World Bank
Read what others are asking
Pastor Henry Ameh
What the world need at this point in time is not talk, talk, but innovations that will bring solutions to the yearnings of the human need world over. For the past decades there has been so much talk with less implementations. Let's move on to ACTION. Eloquence and demonstrations of educational prowess during conferences without being channelled into actions will lead us no where. Way forward is ACTION.
Dr. Ashish Manohar Urkude
There are many solutions provided by lot of researchers and so much have been written over those solutions, however, those solutions to problems have been overlooked till date, even though they are feasible and apt solutions over those problems. I just have a question why those were not part of the policies? Ex. Merging Germany (East and West) was the best solution, it happened after 50 years. Similarly, Merging North and South Korea is the best solution to end crisis. Merging India-Pakistan-Bangladesh could be the best solution to end fantastic things, is the solution provided by many seniors in those countries. Merging North and South...East and West..this and that country..."Where do we go wrong"? Hope you'll touch this point fearlessly as we talk with human touch in this boundary-less world.
Gonzalo Rodriguez
Innovation approaches will only be worthy if are made with and within third world countries people. If new techniques are imported to our countries but are not well integrated to culture & society/government's rules then will be just adapted by few and with minor impact. Is World Bank deploying funds to create local "think tanks" in developing countries to ensure innovating ideas & procedures are made within final required areas to be able to share prosperity and fostering sustainable growth?
Azanor Anderson
Innovation is the commercializtion of idea.In other words, it is the successful marketing of ideas to the masses.
ahmad bilal saeed
Define poor, when people on earth are dying without food & water. How WB make/set standards of poor in develop, undeveloped & in third world countries.? This innovation policy needs to set these standard first. Hope so. If micro economic projects train technical, industrial & former's etc to poor out there, thn how much opportunities for all to find serve places accordingly.?
Ansuman Pattnayak
Higher Productivity so far mostly related with the investment capability of the community. Sporadic development has limited role in ending poverty from the world.Natural Farming through use of Indigenous Micro Organism (IMO) which has been developed by Dr Cho Han Kyu is resulting excellent result with minimum investment for critical input in lieu of chemical fertiliser application in the field. The quality and productivity is above the traditional/organic farming/ This has been trialed 5 districts in Odisha, India. Mass adoption process not only help in eradicating poverty but also help in mitigating the challenges of climate change. if well coordinated the premium market of the consumer world can be exploited by so far less privileged rural farming community. can it be possible to popularize the Natural Farming in a big way by World Bank Organisation ?