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Innovation Policy Outlook


IPO publication

The Innovation Policy Outlook (IPO) 2020 is a new UNECE flagship publication, which supports innovation policy reform efforts in Eastern Europe and the South Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, and Ukraine) by assessing and benchmarking the scope, quality, and effectiveness of innovation policies, institutions and processes, and by providing actionable policy recommendations and good practice case studies. The IPO complements international composite indices, such as the World Intellectual Property Organization’s Global Innovation Index and the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Index, by looking more closely at the role that policies and institutions play in promoting innovation and by focusing on a group of countries with shared economic, structural, legacy and institutional features. The results can inform policy dialogue, reform processes, joint initiatives, donor-funded programming, investment and support the transition to a circular economy.


IPO Summary English

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