Decent/Productive employment impacts of innovation in Sub-Saharan Africa (Septembre 2014-Decembre 2017)

Outline
Team
  • Expected start date:
    2014•09•01
    Expected end date:
    2017•12•01
    Institute:
    UNU-MERIT
    Project Status:
    Ongoing
    Project Type:
    Research
    Project Manager :
    Maty Konte

    The provision of productive employment equitably accessed by the poor is currently a topical issue in international development policy. Innovation has also become a key interest in recent years in Sub-­‐Saharan Africa at the continental, regional and country levels as it is evident to play an eminent role in the achievement of the MDGs by generating employment. There is however dearth of empirical evidence on the effects of innovation on employment in Sub-­‐Saharan Africa. This projects aims to advance our understanding of the relationship between innovation and employment at the firm and industry levels by recognizing the plurality of the economic structure in Sub-­‐Saharan Africa.