Published by Open AIR
Publication Date: 2014

Download: Open A.I.R. Briefing Note: Innovation Linkages between Formal and Informal Sectors (360kb)

This 2014 Briefing Note highlights the findings from Open AIR researcher Dr. Dick Kawooya’s study of innovation dynamics in the automotive engineering sector of Uganda’s capital city Kampala. Kawooya found evidence of strong collaboration between formal-sector academics at Makerere University and informal-sector artisans, with a high degree of sharing of intellectual property (IP).

The Briefing Note also provides recommendations to African informal-sector innovators and policymakers, information on other research, and recommended further reading.