Why we always touch the topic of innovation when we sppeak about human
development? It solves problems today in a way that positions us to
address the unforeseen problems of tomorrow.
In the past, many countries have been able to survive even with very limited amounts of innovation. They focused on providing supportive service and simply kept a level that maintained their local competitiveness in the neighbouring market. This method still applies to some markets and countries with long lifecycles and few opportunities for innovation. Recently however, some trends have emerged that drive the innovation process. Due to factors such as globalisation and outsourcing, there is an increased push to improve efficiency and effectiveness of countries. Governments need more than good companies and products to survive; they require innovative processes and management that can drive down costs and improve productivity and boost comperative advantage.
As a society we need to value benefits brought to us by nature, ensuring
that other people can benefit in future as well. By looking at how different
bits of the environment are connected, we can make better decisions and
open up new opportunities. We will need to work together, understanding
how individual and collective actions affect the natural environment upon
which we depend.