Innovations for Pro-Poor Growth

By: Andrew Agyei-Holmes, David Botchie, Dinar Kale, Joanna Chataway, Julius Mugwagwa, Raphael Kaplinsky, Rebecca Hanlin, Richmond Atta-Ankomah
Funding period - Tuesday 01 September 2009

A burgeoning area of interest for DPP members is the issue of how innovative activity can promote and support entrepreneurship in order to raise the income, welfare and agency of the poorest in society.  Initial ideas for the project and its conceptual base are available at www.ipg.open.ac.uk. This project currently supports three PhD students who are looking at whether Chinese (and Indian) capital goods provide an opportunity to improve pro-poor innovation in East Africa.  

Publications

Hanlin, Rebecca and Sutz, Judith (2010). Where are the flags of our fathers? Rethinking linkages between social policies and innovation policies. AJSTID African Journal of Science, Technology and Innovation for Development, 2(3), pp. 153–169.

Hanlin, Rebecca and Muraguri, Lois (2009). Improving access to health technologies by the poor: the social context in Tanzanian bed net production and delivery. International Journal of Technology Management and Sustainable Development, 8(3), pp. 237–248

Kaplinsky, Raphael; Chataway, Jo; Hanlin, Rebecca; Clark, Norman; Kale, Dinar; Muraguri, Lois; Papaioannou, Theo; Robbins, Peter and Wamae, Watu (2009). Below the radar: What does innovation in emerging economies have to offer other low-income economies? International Journal of Technology Management and Sustainable Development, 8(3), pp. 177–197

Contact

Dr. Rebecca Hanlin

Email: R.Hanlin@open.ac.uk



Studying at DPP is like being part of a large, warm, supportive family. During my PhD, from my supervisor to the faculty at the unit and secretarial support, everything was par excellence.

Masuma Farooki