Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) face difficulties when innovating. This report by Fundación IDEA assesses countries' policies and programs designed to support innovation in SMEs and provides policy recommendations for how Mexico and other Latin American countries can better support innovation in SMEs.
With the support of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), Fundación IDEA developed this publication in 2008. Its content is divided into two parts: the first part reviews the mechanisms supporting innovation and provides recommendations on how to generate public policy programs that encourage innovation in SMEs. The second part of the publication analyzes eight international programs to promote innovation in small and medium enterprises worldwide.