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Innovation in Emerging Markets

Date & Time

Nov. 30, 2016
9:00am – 11:00am ET


6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Innovation is sweeping the globe at breakneck speed, and emerging markets are where tremendous growth and opportunity reside for the present and the future.  This discussion of will delve into the forces and drivers that shape innovation in emerging markets and explore the private sector roles and public policies that make for successful outcomes. 


Annotated Guide to the Discussion:

Defining innovation—7:31

Emerging markets in the global economy—15:59

Latin America’s innovation opportunities and challenges—25:15; 55:55; 1:06:55; 1:42:08

How can innovation address development problems?—42:53; 1:26:41

Public policies that promote innovation—56:26; 1:32:07; 1:50:45

Encourage risk-taking and failure—1:09:45; 1:33:20; 1:43:11


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Hosted By

Latin America Program

The Wilson Center’s prestigious Latin America Program provides non-partisan expertise to a broad community of decision makers in the United States and Latin America on critical policy issues facing the Hemisphere. The Program provides insightful and actionable research for policymakers, private sector leaders, journalists, and public intellectuals in the United States and Latin America. To bridge the gap between scholarship and policy action, it fosters new inquiry, sponsors high-level public and private meetings among multiple stakeholders, and explores policy options to improve outcomes for citizens throughout the Americas. Drawing on the Wilson Center’s strength as the nation’s key non-partisan policy forum, the Program serves as a trusted source of analysis and a vital point of contact between the worlds of scholarship and action.  Read more

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