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UNU-MERIT in 10 Slides: 2016

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Transcript of UNU-MERIT in 10 Slides: 2016

Thanks for your time!
Our staff regularly feature in national and international media outlets including the BBC, Reuters and the New York Times
Our YouTube channel has drawn more than 91,000 views and over 500 subscribers, making it the largest UNU institutional channel
We have more than 5400 followers on Facebook and over 2100 on Twitter
In January 2016 we added a new institutional video to give a sense of how we work >
Consortium pour la Recherche Économique et Sociale (CRES) in Dakar, Senegal:
co-evaluating development programmes and pro-poor innovation
Renmin University in Beijing, China: co-analysing data on the links between innovation and employment
Twinning Partners
Full-time PhD in Innovation, Economics and Governance for Development (IEGD)
Part-time PhD in Governance & Policy Analysis (GPAC²)
MSc in Public Policy & Human Development (top ranked in the Netherlands)
Various online and short courses, including the 'Design & Evaluation of Innovation Policies' (DEIP): held in 20+ developing countries with more than 1200 high-level alumni.
71 staff members, including 14 from developing countries and 34 women
98 PhD fellows, including 64 from developing countries and 51 women
This is the 2015-16 PhD group >
Ranked among the top innovation institutes in the world: above the Harvard Business School, the London School of Economics, and the Economics Department of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
One of the largest institutes in the United Nations University network.
Embedded within Maastricht University in the south of the Netherlands.
Status 2016
Research Themes
To explore how countries can catch up in the unequal global playing field of the 21st century, without increasing inequality and social exclusion;
To analyse knowledge flows at the regional and global levels, and their impact on local development, employment and productivity;
To train specialists who combine a high level of academic scholarship with leadership, in order to strengthen governance in domestic and international organisations.
ILO: Evaluation of the ILO approach to Labour Migration (2013-15); Guest lecturer for MSc programme (2010-present)
IOM: Afghanistan migration profile (2011-15)
UNCTAD: Contributions to reports on trade and development, and the software industry in developing countries (2012-13)
UNDP: Lead authorship of report on economic and social vulnerability in Georgia (2012-13)
UNESCO: Co-authorship and launch of the UNESCO Science Report (2015)
UNHCR: Research papers and evaluations on Afghanistan (2012-14)
UNICEF: Joint conferences, research papers and training on child poverty in Cambodia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan (2012-15)
UNIDO: Joint publications and conferences on poverty reduction and economic growth in developing countries, e.g., the Industrial Development Report 2016
WIPO: Co-authorship of Global Innovation Index (2015)
World Bank: Contribution to World Development Report (2013); Labour market reports on the Kyrgyz Republic and Mongolia (2015)
UN Partners

1. The Economics of Knowledge
and Innovation
2. Poverty, Public Policy and
Inclusive Innovation
3. Economic Development, Innovation,
Governance and Institutions
4. Sustainable Development, Innovation
and Societal Transitions
5. Innovation Systems Indicators
and Policy
6. Migration and
Dozens of research projects and events including:
- multi-year reports for UNHCR, UNICEF, the World Bank, etc.
- the annual 'Innovation Union Scoreboard' for the European Commission
- the annual 'MEIDE' conference: Micro Evidence on Innovation and Development -- 2016 edition set for Moscow, Russia


Our research programme is organised around seven themes based on common methodological approaches:
7. ICT-enabled Innovation and Societal Transformations
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