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Summary and Insights of the Sub-regional Innovation Policy Outlook 2020: Eastern Europe and the South Caucasus

IPO Summary English

The Sub-regional Innovation Policy Outlook (IPO) of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) rests on a mandate from the UNECE Committee on Innovation, Competitiveness and Public-Private Partnerships. It helps Eastern Europe and the South Caucasus (EESC) countries assess their innovation systems and design, run, and evaluate effective policies, institutions, and support mechanisms.

The IPO complements international composite indices, such as the Global Innovation Index of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), by looking more closely at the role, scope, and effectiveness of innovation policies and institutions across countries with shared economic, structural, legacy and institutional features, challenges and opportunities. 

This booklet summarizes key insights and recommendations from the Innovation Policy Outlook (IPO) 2020 across 17 pages. It is also available in Russian here.