Read the new open access book ‘Innovation for inclusive development and transformation in South Africa’
We are pleased to announce the release of a new open access book titled ‘Innovation for inclusive development and transformation in South Africa’. edited by Charles Hongoro (HSRC, UP), Cyril Adonis (HSRC, UNISA) & Konosoang Sobane (HSRC, UNISA).
The new book ‘Innovation for inclusive development and transformation in South Africa’ is a contribution to an understanding of Innovation for Inclusive Development and its application in low and middle income countries.
The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) in South Africa published this book in partnership with AOSIS Scholarly Books.
About the new book ‘Innovation for inclusive development and transformation in South Africa’
Science, technology and innovation (STI) are generally accepted as major drivers of growth and can help address poverty and directly improve the well-being of different groups in society. However, under certain circumstances, STI can reinforce social exclusion and inequalities. This book explores discourses around directionality and the importance of Innovation for Inclusive Development (IID) in addressing policy questions that explore the relationship between IID with inequalities in income and opportunities. It seeks to unpack the concept of IID and what it means in a country such as South Africa – a country characterised by endemic poverty, deepening inequality, and high levels of unemployment. The book is largely original and based on a critique of existing literature to expose specific issues or bolster specific arguments about the role of IID in equitable and inclusive development. This book has been written by various scholars who understand the various notions of IID and how it can possibly be applied and the relevance of such knowledge for policy, programmes and practice.
We invite you to explore this publication, and for more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.