The Department of International Relations and Governance Studies is glad to announce the publication of Prof. Rajeswari Raina's coedited volume, Inclusive Innovation: Evidence and Options in Rural India. Prof. Keshab Das of the Gujarat Institute of Development Research, Ahmedabad is the collaborating coeditor.
This book discusses the role of inclusive innovation for development in rural India. It uses the evidence of innovation in the context of skewed or limited livelihood options and multiple knowledge systems to argue that if inclusive innovation is to happen, the actors and the nature of the innovation system need reform. The book presents cases of substantive technological changes and institutional reforms enabling inclusive innovation in rural manufacturing, sustainable agriculture, health services, and the processes of technological learning in traditional informal networks, as well as in formal modern commodity markets. Published by SpringerLink, it is available for purchase online.