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Global Innovation Policy Dialogue: India and China

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April 14-15, 2005.

Ahmedebad, Beijing, New Delhi, Paris and Washington DC.




The considerable experience accumulated in the field of innovation policy in developed/OECD countries is not often directly applicable to developing countries.  The latter face genuine challenges to innovation due to inappropriate business and governance climates and insufficient education.


This Global Innovation Dialogue, delivered by the Global Development Learning Network out of Paris, brought policymakers and stakeholders from developing countries together with experts from the World Bank and other international organizations. The event was designed to discuss issues related to the promotion of innovation in developing economies. It strived to establish a basis for the development of future support activities by relevant communities, both in the World Bank and outside. Through the participation of stakeholders active in the field, the Dialogue also served as a platform for highlighting examples of successful initiatives underway in the developing countries chosen in this pilot phase of the Dialogue. 


This was the second part of the Global Innovation Policy Dialogue, and it focused on the South and East Asia region, specifically - India and China. Please also visit the first part of the Global Dialogue that focused on Sub-Saharan Africa (Ethiopia and Uganda).


For the detailed agenda, please click here. (PDF, 41Kb)


For further information on the Global Innovation Policy Dialogue, please contact Ms. Aisling Quirke at




arrowChina and India in the Global Knowledge Economy: the Innovation Perspective. Prof. Carl Dahlman, School of Foreign Service , Georgetown University . (PDF, 903Kb)


arrowThe State of Play of Innovation in China: a Stocktaking of Progress to Date and Challenges for the Future. Mr. Gang Zhang, OECD.  (PDF, 123Kb)


arrowFrom Imitation to Innovation: A Strategic Adjustment in China’s S&T Development. Dr. Xin Fang, Member of Standing Committee, NPC, China , Member of the Presidium, Chinese Academy of Science. (PDF, 596Kb)


arrowInter-Linkages Between Academia and Industry: the Case of Chinese Universities.  Prof. Xuelan, Executive Associate Dean, School of Public Policy and Management and Director of China Institute for Science and Technology Policy, Tsinghua University . (PDF, 189Kb)


arrowChina’s Transformation Into a Knowledge-Based Economy. Dr. Shi-jie Gao, Senior Fellow and Deputy Director General,   Dept. of Development Strategy and Regional Economy, Development Research Centre of the State Council. (PDF, 152Kb)


India ’s Diversification from IT and Emergence as a Global Leader in Knowledge Intensive Industries – Issues at Stake and Challenges. Prof. Anil Gupta, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

arrowMechanisms for International Diffusion of Technology: the Case of India and China in the Era of ICT and Globalisation. Thomas Andersson, President, IKED and President, Jönköping University (PDF, 123Kb)



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