…to each according to his (or her) needs: where are the poor in innovation studies?
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This paper first reviews major recent works broadly dedicated to the role innovation plays in development and discusses possible reasons for the marginal role accorded low-income countries. It then reports insights from a systematic review of the literature since the late 1990s that implicitly or explicitly addresses innovation in the poorest areas of the world. The point here is that most of this research was not done by innovation scholars and, by implication, does not draw on the insights innovation systems analysis in principle has to offer. In concluding, it illustrates how existing research would benefit from such a synthesis by looking in particular at health and agriculture.