Economic Performance and Framework Conditions for Innovation (OECD Reviews of Innovation Policy: Mexico 2009)

Mexico's economic performance in terms of growth of GDP per capita has been respectable but still insufficient to close the gap vis-à-vis the most advanced OECD countries in terms of the population's living standards, and overcoming widespread poverty. To shift the economy to a path of higher, sustainable growth, Mexico's economic policy needs to boost productivity growth. In the past, it has been sluggish. Given the salient role of innovation in driving longer-term productivity growth, the challenge is to encourage innovation throughout the Mexican economy. Achieving this goal will require significant, broad-based reform and dedicated efforts.
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