The Open UniversitySkip to content

Innovation for pro-poor growth: from redistribution with growth to redistribution through growth

Kaplinsky, Raphael (2011). Innovation for pro-poor growth: from redistribution with growth to redistribution through growth. In: Conference in Honour of Sir Richard Jolly - “From structural adjustment to human development: impact on poverty and inequality”, 17-18 November 2011, Brighton.

Full text available as:
PDF (Version of Record) - Requires a PDF viewer such as GSview, Xpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader
Download (217kB)
Google Scholar: Look up in Google Scholar


Despite an accelerating pace of growth over the past decade, outside of China most low and middle income economies have seen an increase in the number of people living below $1.25 per day. The development agenda therefore necessarily has to engage with the trajectory of growth. One important determinant of the structure of growth is the path of innovation. The locus of global innovation in the twentieth century meant that the bulk of innovation was inappropriate for meeting the needs of the poor. However, a series of disruptive factors are nudging the innovation trajectory in new potentially pro-poor directions, such that Appropriate Technologies will increasingly be driven by the market rather than (as in the past) by non-profit organisations. This has resonance with the Redistribution from/with/through Growth debate in which Richard Jolly was a prime mover in the 1970s. it also has implications for policies which might speed-up the diffusion of new efficient appropriate technologies, hence contributing the adoption of pro-poor growth strategies in low and middle income economies. [math mode missing closing $]

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2011 Not known
Keywords: Economic Growth pro-poor growth; inclusive growth; appropriate technology; innovation
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Related URLs:
Item ID: 30045
Depositing User: Raphael Kaplinsky
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2011 10:50
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 13:51
Share this page:

Download history for this item

These details should be considered as only a guide to the number of downloads performed manually. Algorithmic methods have been applied in an attempt to remove automated downloads from the displayed statistics but no guarantee can be made as to the accuracy of the figures.

Actions (login may be required)

Policies | Disclaimer

© The Open University   contact the OU