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UNECE presents the Innovation Performance Review of Kazakhstan at the Innovation Forum in Astana

UNECE presents the Innovation Performance Review of Kazakhstan at the Innovation Forum in Astana

Astana
The Innovation Forum, which was held in Astana on 5-6th December 2011, aimed to showcase the achievements of the Republic of Kazakhstan in its 20 years of independence and outline future plans for the promotion of innovation.  In this important forum and in the presence of Prime Minister Karim Massimov and other members of the Government of Kazakhstan, UNECE presented the preliminary results of the Innovation Performance Review of Kazakhstan. The aim of this participatory policy advisory project, which has been conducted in close cooperation with the national authorities, is to provide a number of policy options and recommendations to encourage innovation activity in the country, following a comprehensive assessment of the factors that determine innovation performance.
The main conclusions and recommendations of the Review were already discussed at the 6th session of the UNECE Committee on Economic Cooperation and Integration, Geneva, 30 November – 2 December 2011, with the participation of international experts and representatives of the Government of Kazakhstan. The final version of the Innovation Performance Review of Kazakhstan will be released as a UNECE publication in early 2012. UNECE and the National Innovation Fund of Kazakhstan, which was the organizer of the Innovation Forum in Astana, are also discussing possible follow up actions to disseminate the results of the Review and contribute to the implementation of its recommendations.
The Innovation Performance Review of Kazakhstan is the second in a series that was initiated in 2010 with the preparation of the Innovation Performance Review of Belarus, thanks to the financial support of the Eurasian Development Bank.
For more information please watch the interview with Rumen Dobrinsky, UNECE Director of Economic Cooperation and Integration, on UNECE's YouTube channel.

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