As you are reading this, I would expect that there is a policymaker somewhere in the world preparing a paper on how their organisation can help raise productivity. A decade since the global financial crisis and productivity growth remains sluggish for many advanced and developing economies.
Read the latest blogs from the IGL network.
Florence Engasser at Nesta examines why they are harnessing the value of games to help innovation policymakers improve the design and implementation of their policies.
Over the last four years at the Innovation Growth Lab, we've started learning valuable lessons from experiments about how to best support innovation, entrepreneurship, and business growth.
Every year we invest lots of time to understand what are some of the pressing questions that policymakers working on innovation and entrepreneurship have on their radar. We meet with our colleagues, we consult our partners and we engage with our networks in order to identify key challenges and the people at the forefront of addressing them.
As we embark on a series of blogs on (innovation) vouchers, here's some useful reading to get you started!
If they want to have an impact, innovation mappers need to be more bee-like in their work, laboriously collecting facts and connecting them...
What effect do entrepreneurship programmes have in developing countries? Researchers from Bocconi University discuss the impact of soft-skills training for microentrepreneurs in Jamaica.
Researchers from Bocconi University outline the first steps of their randomised controlled trial into the effects of a scientific approach on entrepreneurial experimentation, funded by the IGL Grants Programme.
Albert and James explore what the new EU funding for experimental innovation support means for innovation agencies and evidence.
Read the first blog from an IGL funded trial into the effects of online-based entrepreneurship programmes from the Danish Foundation for Entrepreneurship.
What effect do tools and training have on the Kenyan furniture industry? The Busara Center for Behavioral Economics launches a trial funded by IGL.