Mapping the potentials for transformative innovation policies in Africa: evidence from Cote d’Ivoire and Nigeria

Daniels, Chux and Dosso, Mafini (2021) Mapping the potentials for transformative innovation policies in Africa: evidence from Cote d’Ivoire and Nigeria. In: Daniels, Chux, Dosso, Mafini and Amadi-Echendu, Joe (eds.) Entrepreneurship, technology commercialisation, and innovation policy in Africa. Springer Nature, pp. 279-300. ISBN 9783030582395

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This chapter provides an assessment of available evidence with regard to the potentials for transformative innovation policies in Africa. Using Côte d’Ivoire and Nigeria as case studies, the chapter highlights opportunities and gaps in policymaking in the two West African economies with respect to science, technology and innovation policy theory and practice. The discourse builds on the latest advances in innovation policy theory and practice in order to offer a more structured view of African countries’ potentials for better-informed innovation policymaking decisions and for more impactful innovation investments. Issues ranging from governance and coordination among innovation stakeholders, funding, human capital, infrastructure, and evidence gaps are discussed in relation to their influence on innovation strategy and policy implementation given economic, social, environmental and sustainability imperatives.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Evidence-based innovation policy, Transformative innovation policies, Smart specialisation strategies, Sustainable Development
Schools and Departments: University of Sussex Business School > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
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Transformative innovation and the 4th Industrial Revolution for Sustainable DevelopmentG2691BRITISH COUNCILSARCI1806223487
Transformative Innovation Policy Africa Exploratory HubG2613INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH CENTRE (CANADA)108940-001