|Project Background||Project Objectives|
|In 2015 the IDB was asked by the GoRTT to support an investment programme aimed at enhancing the competitiveness of non-hydrocarbon sectors of Trinidad and Tobago’s economy through investments in innovation.
A number of consultancies were undertaken within the technical cooperation agreement that was established to coincide with the investment programme. These consultancies were intended to define a strategic roadmap that would be instrumental in guiding policy-making in the closely related areas of competitiveness, economic diversification and innovation.
In particular, a consultancy on Technological Foresight was geared at strengthening the capacity of the Economic Development Advisory Board (EDAB) in order to maximize the impact of GoRTT’s interventions and innovation investments over the medium and long term.
|The aims of the Technological Foresighting consultancy are as follows:
The project will last for approximately 7 months from February to August 2017 and will include 3 field visits by the Cambridge team to T&T.
A Steering Committee has been established to provide strategic and tactical guidance for this project. The Committee is chaired by the EDAB and comprises:
- Socio-economic Policy Planning Division, Ministry of Planning and Development (MPD)
- The National Institute for Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (NIHERST)
- EDAB Secretariat
Representatives from other government ministries, such as the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Trade and Industry, or private entities may be co-opted as appropriate.
The project work has been divided into five work packages (WPs) that respond to three guiding questions, as illustrated below.
Progress to Date
|Where are we?||WP1||Consultancy on Technological Foresighting Work Programme (Adobe PDF)|
|WP2||Briefing Note for Landscaping Workshop (Adobe PDF)|
|Where do we want to go?||WP3||TT Landscaping Draft Report (Adobe PDF)|
|Briefing Note for Roadmapping Workshop (Adobe PDF)|
|Centres of Excellence Briefing Note (Adobe PDF)|
|How can we get there?||WP4 & WP5||
Promoting Innovation for Diversification: Moving Forward – November 8th, 2017