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Institutions for poverty reduction : understanding and enabling institutional changes that promote pro-poor post-harvest innovation

Poverty Post-Harvest

UKAID Department for International Development (R4D)

Titre : Institutions for poverty reduction : understanding and enabling institutional changes that promote pro-poor post-harvest innovation

Pays : India

Projet de recherche pour le Développement :

DFID Programme : Crop Post Harvest

Organismes de mise en œuvre  : Lead Institutes : Centre for Policy Research, India ; Natural Resources International Limited (NRIL)

Durée : Start Date : 01-06-2005 — End Date : 30-12-2005

Objectifs  : New knowledge is generated and promoted into how national innovation systems can be mobilised to sustain uptake and adoption of CPH knowledge for the benefit of the poor.

Descriptif
Innovation is recognised as central to development practice ; but little is known about ways of promoting pro-poor institutional change. Previous research : (a) developed the concept of an innovation system as an analytical tool that explains the processes and patterns of linkage or partnership that lead to innovation and the way habits, practices and approaches, i.e. institutions, incentives and policies shape the innovation process ; and (b) identified and analysed institutional change as crucial for shaping the innovation process in ways that specifically address certain stakeholder interests or policy goals (poverty reduction) and also as approaches, processes and groupings of individuals/organisations that provide new ways of tackling problems or exploiting opportunities. These new ways of working are often learnt responses that drive the adaptive evolutionary capability of innovation systems - a combination of technical and institutional changes. This project combines (i) the analysis and synthesis of lessons on institutional changes that bring about pro-poor innovations, from the body of existing empirical material on innovation processes that the team has collected, and (ii) enabling the uptake of these lessons through a learning alliance with intermediate organizations (especially rural finance) and their partners so as to create and sustain these pro-poor institutional changes. This involves policy/programme consultations at national/regional/local levels.

Total Cost to DFID : £58,386

Présentation : Recherche for Development (R4D)

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