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ESCWA Publication: E/ESCWA/TDD/2017/1


Publication Type: Reports & studies

Cluster: Statistics, Information Society and Technology

Focus Area: 2030 Agenda, Financing for development, Technology & innovation

Initiatives: Innovation policies

SDGs: Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Keywords: Arab countries, Climate change, Developing countries, Economic development, Employment, Innovations, Policy-making, Social development, Sustainable development, Technology, Youth

Innovation Policy for Inclusive Sustainable Development in the Arab Region

January 2017

The aim of this study is to provide decision-makers in Arab countries with a framework for the formulation of policies for economic growth and achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It takes its inspiration from internationally recognized frameworks, the experience and best practices of developed countries, and the strategies employed by emerging economies to achieve technological and social development comparable to those of advanced countries.

The study looks at how to address innovation challenges in the region and shape related policy to fulfil the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In particular, it explores how innovation policy can be applied to tackle key issues such as youth employment and climate change. In coming years, ESCWA will publish a series of follow-up reports on the role of innovation in specific sectors and in relation to particular SDGs.

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