The Design and Evaluation of Innovation Policies in Developing Countries (DEIP) is a one-week course provided by UNU-MERIT. Launched in 2004, this annual course is designed for policymakers in science, technology and innovation policy — particularly those in developing countries. The focus is on strategic decision-making about technology and innovation, analysis of the latest technological developments, and the design of appropriate responses and policies tailored to specific development contexts.
The DEIP course content covers theory and practices of innovation policy; policy design and implementation; measuring and monitoring of innovative performance; and outcomes and impact evaluation. There are dialogues for sharing lessons learned among participants, and all participants are expected to give a presentation based on their respective national experience.
The 2012 DEIP training course will be held in Phuket, Thailand, from 5 to 9 March. It is being jointly organized by Thailand’s National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) and National Science Technology and Innovation Policy Office (STI) (organizations under the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Royal Thai Government), with support from UNU-MERIT.
The target groups for this DEIP course are senior- and middle-level officials from science, technology, innovation development and policy agencies and offices; key representatives from private sectors; and international participants. The training aims to enhance policy design and evaluation knowledge of senior policy makers in Thailand, combining with experiences from EU and internationals and providing opportunities to expand the network of science, technology and innovation policy makers.
The course will be taught, in English, by distinguished lecturers from UNU-MERIT and experts from Thailand, and will reflect the experiences and needs of emerging countries.
It is anticipated that there will be 50 course participants: 15 from NSTDA, 15 from STI, 10 from the public and private sectors in Thailand, and 10 international attendees.
There is no course fee, but participants from outside Thailand must cover their own travel expenses. The course language is English.
Application deadline is 31 January 2012.
For more information and application forms, see the 2012 DEIP training course page on the UNU-MERIT website.