Innovation policymakers today control huge budgets and are tasked with tackling challenges as important as the current climate crisis and the global COVID-19 pandemic. Having a deep understanding of their world is essential if governments are to support them to do their jobs effectively.

Through the Global Innovation Policy Accelerator programme (GIPA), we are working to strengthen our understanding of innovation policymakers around the world and the specific challenges they face. We’re working with partners in South America, South East Asia, India, Egypt, Kenya, Jordan, Turkey and South Africa to understand how innovation policy works within the context of each region.

We’re publishing a series of reports on innovation policymakers within each region (read our previous studies on India and Indonesia), looking at the challenges, opportunities and support for innovation policymakers in each country – most of which we’ve learned through direct conversations with innovation policymakers working within these systems.

Next up, we’re taking a closer look at innovation policymaking in the Philippines. Download our full (pdf) report via the link above, or read on for a summary of the key insights and findings.

Authors

Nathan Kably

Nathan Kably

Nathan Kably

Senior Strategy Analyst

Nathan works on the design and delivery of Nesta's strategy.

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Benjamin Reid

Benjamin Reid

Benjamin Reid

Head of International Innovation - Development Programmes

Benjamin is head of the International Innovation team within Nesta's Policy and Research division, examining new global trends and practices in innovation, with an emphasis on emerging…

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Silvia Pau

Silvia Pau

Silvia Pau

Assistant Programme Manager, A Fairer Start mission

Silvia is an Assistant Programme Manager.

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Paulina Gonzalez-Ortega

Paulina Gonzalez-Ortega

Paulina Gonzalez-Ortega

Design Lead, International Innovation

Paulina was the Design Lead for the Global Innovation Policy Accelerator, a 14-country collaborative development programme for senior innovation policymakers.

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Florence Engasser

Florence Engasser

Florence Engasser

Senior Foresight Analyst

Florence is a Senior Foresight Analyst within Nesta’s Discovery Hub, which aims to create a link between Nesta’s current portfolio and our pipeline of future work.

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Anna Schlimm

Anna Schlimm

Anna Schlimm

Learning Experience Designer, Global Innovation Policy Accelerator

Anna was a Learning Experience Designer for the Global Innovation Policy Accelerator.

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