2014 OECD Global Forum on Development: “Innovating for Development: Rethinking Structural Challenges for Post-2015

2 July 2014, OECD Conference Centre, Paris, 9:30-17:30. The 2014 OECD Global Forum on Development (GFD) will focus on “Innovating for Development: Rethinking Structural Challenges for Post-2015”. This Forum is organised by the OECD Development Centre and Development Co-operation Directorate in co-operation with the Science, Technology and Industry Directorate of the OECD. The GFD will gather representatives of governments from OECD and non-OECD member countries, international organisations, academia, foundations, private sector and OECD experts to discuss the role of innovation in tackling lagging productivity growth and development challenges more generally. The Forum will look at the role of innovation in development from several points of view: i) What is the potential for innovation to unleash new sources of growth and overcome structural bottlenecks to development? What strategies and policies work best to support innovation and productivity growth? ii) What innovative approaches can support developing countries’ efforts to achieve more inclusive development? iii) What kind of innovation can best deliver inclusive development and reach the poor?