Innovation Digest for Malaysia
Impact stories, useful information, country data and more
The 2018 SDG Index and Dashboards report presents a revised and updated assessment of countries’ distance to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
World Bank data on social and economic indicators.
A report published by UNDP (October 2018) examines the likely impact that innovations such as artificial intelligence, automation and bio-technology will have on the pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals in Asia-Pacific countries.
The Government of Malaysia is streamlining non-tariff measures (NTMs) and easing the regulatory burden on trade with the help of a tool created by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. The initiative aims to reduce compliance costs by 25 per cent, using the Trade Analysis Information System (TRAINS) database to identify and locate the current 5,000 NTMs across the 18 Malaysian ministries and determine their necessity and efficacy.
Thanks to a partnership between the governments of Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia and Indonesia, the ‘Heart of Borneo’ project took shape a few years to protect one of the largest and most biodiverse rainforests one earth. As a result, many species that were on the verge of extinction are thriving again and the forests are being sustainably managed by the three countries now.
Malaysia submitted its first Voluntary National Review on the Sustainable Development Goals in 2017 to the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. The report tracks the progress Malaysia has made so far towards each of the 17 SDGs and 169 targets.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the government will continue to stress nurturing creativity and innovation among Malaysians in an effort to generate new economic avenues.
The OECD Review of Innovation Policy offers an assessment of the innovation system of Malaysia. The report explores how Malaysia is responding to economic challenges and new competition by mobilising new sources of growth and focusing on innovation-driven productivity gains.
‘My Innovation Hub’ (MIH) was set up under the Ministry of Higher Education to link academic institutions with the government, private sector and the community in line with the country’s Education Blueprint for Higher Education.
The Innovators’ Dynamic Programme is a flagship initiative to foster a culture of innovation in Malaysia. The Programme’s aim is to identify appropriate technologies for development and application to address challenges faced by industry and Malaysian people.
The National Innovation Agency of Malaysia showcases the latest workshops and initiatives in driving innovation. Agensi Inovasi Malaysia (AIM) is a statutory body created to jump-start wealth creation through knowledge, technology and innovation to stimulate and develop the innovation eco-system in Malaysia.