Over the last few months, Mesopartner has supported the UK Department for International Development (DFID) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to make sense of how they can use technology support to support their private sector development work. The report, written under DFID DRC’s Decision Support Project implemented by Oxford Policy Management (OPM), has now been published and is available for download

The report makes the case for moving from a sole focus on the transfer of specific technologies to solve development problems, to a more broad-based, systemic technological development focus involving various actors and institutions in developing countries. More concretely, it recommends the use of an innovation systems approach to strengthen the technological capabilities of developing countries like the DRC.