RIAT concept papers and project reports

Prior to developing the various tools for the RIAT, the team set out to review the state of rural innovation in South Africa as well as globally. To this end the team is finalising several concept papers. This marked Phase One of the pilot study.

The topics covered by the RIAT Concept Paper Series, include:

  • Rural Non-farm Innovation: Diffusion and Adoption
  • Regional and local systems of Innovation
  • Measurement Frameworks

Project reports of the various phases are avilable on request: pjacobs@hsrc.ac.za:

  1. Hart, T and P Jacobs (2013) RIAT Pilot Methodology: A Practical Approach, Research Report, May. Rural Innovation Assessment Toolbox Project, EPD Research Programme. Pretoria: Human Sciences Research Council
  2. Hart, T, P. Jacobs, H. Mangqalaza, A. Mhula, M. Ngwenya and K. Ramoroka (2013) Phase 1 Narrative Report, June, Rural Innovation Assessment Toolbox Project, EPD Research Programme. Pretoria: Human Sciences Research Council
  3. Hart, T and P Jacobs (2014) Final Report of Phases One and Two: Reflections On And Lessons From The Pilot Study, 30 April. Rural Innovation Assessment Toolbox Project, EPD Research Programme. Pretoria: Human Sciences Research Council

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