Design and Evaluation of Innovation Policy in a Developing Country Context (DEIP)

The Design and Evaluation of Innovation Policies in Developing Countries (DEIP) is a one-week course provided by UNU-MERIT. Proven to be popular since 2004 inception, this course has been designed for policy makers in science, technology and innovation policy, particularly in developing countries. Focus on strategic decision-making about technology and innovation, analyzing the latest technological developments and designing appropriate responses and policies tailored to specific development contexts.
The course focuses its contents on theory and practices of innovation policy, on policy design, policy implementation, on measuring and monitoring innovative performance, as well as 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 target groups consists of senior and middle level officials from science, technology, innovation development and policy agencies and offices, key representatives from private sectors, along with international participants. This course expects to welcome around 50 participants in total.

The DEIP training courses 2012, proposed to be in Phuket, Thailand, will be jointly organized by Thailand’s National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) and National Science Technology and Innovation Policy Office (STI) with support from UNU-MERIT. NSTDA and STI are organizations under the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Royal Thai Government.

Venue: Woraburi Phuket Resort & Spa, Phuket, Thailand

Date: 05-09 March 2012