Innovation and Governance of Development Program (PIGD)

Innovation and Governance of Development Program (PIGD)

The Innovation and Governance of Development Program covers a wide range of studies and research that examine the impact of scientific and technological development on the production, reproduction and mitigation of asymmetries in the international system. Among the issues addressed, the identification and mapping of frontier technologies in the global economy stand out; the relationship of new technologies with the structuring of value chains in the world economy; the impacts of financialization processes on the location and dynamics of productive and innovative activities; the evolution of the relative distribution of scientific and technological capacities in the world; the identification of explicit and / or structural barriers to the scientific and technological development of the countries of the Global South; the comparative analysis of national science, technology and innovation policies and their results; as well as debating and positioning on the regulation of the development and dissemination of scientific and technological capacities in the different forums, regimes, institutions and initiatives of global governance related to the theme.

Publications

State-led Responses to the Indian Energy Challenge

The Paper examines three main types of state-led energy policy in India: a) infrastructure expenditure, b) Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) investments and Research and Development (R&D) strategies, and c)...

Sectorial Systems of Innovation in Emerging Countries

This policy brief examines Sectoral Innovation Systems (SSI) in software in Brazil and India, two emerging countries where software development is a major economic activity.

Social Innovation and Higher Education in the BRICS (2): a...

This working paper aims to provide evidence on the ways in which social innovation labs in HEIs in the BRICS countries may operate within a complex, multiscalar governance mode, which...

Social Innovation and Higher Education in the BRICS (1): a...

This research aims to contribute to both the advancement of the scholarly debate on the engagement of HEIs in social innovation initiatives, and the promotion of more inclusive and sustainable...

Temer’s Austerity Policy and the Future of the Brazilian Innovation...

In this Policy Brief, we identify some of the main effects of the current austerity policy of the Brazilian federal government on the country’s national system of innovation (NSI). Such...

The Evolution of India’s National Innovation System and its Current...

This paper presents a preliminary historical reading of the evolution of India’s NSI, from its independence to the present day, and its main current challenges. It is a work that...

Social Innovation as a tool for Enhancing Women’s Resilience to...

This paper explores the relationship between climate change and gender with a special focus on the BRICS countries. It argues that social innovations constitute tools for enhancing women’s adaptive capacity....

Mega-Dams in the Brazilian Amazon: towards a green, sustainable and...

This Policy Brief analyses the pros and cons of constructing mega-dams in brazilian Amazon.

BRICS and the challenges in fighting inequality

this document contains four analyses of key issues for the understanding of BRICS and its world, and the possibilities of changes brought to the fore by the joint action of...

Brazil, South Africa and the A-Darter missile: a South-South experience...

This BRICS Monitor aims to provide an initial assessment of the military cooperation program between Brazil and South Africa around the development of the fifth generation air-to-air missile, A-Darter, in...

South-South Technology Transfer Criteria for the implementation and evaluation of...

Analytic review and conceptual parameters for the implementation and evaluation of public policies for South-South technology transfer, focusing primarily on technological cooperation between the BRICS.

Scientific and Technological Cooperation for the Development of the BRICS:...

This Policy Brief aims to provide inputs for the expansion and consolidation of ST&I cooperation among the BRICS countries, as a way to overcome the constraints imposed by developed countries...

Development, Inequality and access to communication and information technology in...

This Policy Brief analyzes the relationship between development and inequality in the experiences of the BRICS countries, which diverge from the trajectory of the countries currently under development. First, we...

Paths of Cooperation between Brazil and India in the Intellectual...

Traditionally, the positions of Brazil and India in the international intellectual property regime show convergences, especially with regard to the flexibilization of international norms for the development of the countries...

Brazil, India, and the International Agenda for Patents

A recent Policy Brief from the group on the evolution of R & D investments and intellectual property registrations of industrial innovation products and processes among the BRICS countries.

Energy Matrix and Unequal Development: The BRICS in the Current...

This Policy Brief places the debate on energy matrices and uneven development within the framework of the current discussions that guided the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio + 20....

Uneven Development in the Age of Knowledge: The Evolution of...

This Policy Brief analyzes the evolution of two indicators of BRICS countries’ scientific production capacity and innovation: R & D investment and the intellectual property registration of industrial innovation products...

Development in the Knowledge Age: the evolution of BRICS participation...

This Policy Brief examines the evolution of BRICS relative participation in global scientific and technological production as an indicator of ongoing realignments in the global political economy. At the outset,...

Uneven Development and Structural Changes in the World Economy: the...

This Policy Brief examines the evolution of the participation of the BRICS countries in the global GDP measured in Poder Paritário de Compra (PPC) from 1900 to 2008, the year...

Experts

Luis Manuel Rebelo Fernandes

Innovation and Governance Program Coordinator / Researcher

Paula Cruz

Researcher

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