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UN Millennium Development Library: Innovation: Applying Knowledge in Development

Series: UN Millennium Development Library Volume: 14

By: UN Millennium Project

224 pages, Tables, diagrams, figures


Paperback | Dec 2005 | #152545 | ISBN: 1844072185
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Volume in the UN Millennium Development Library which provides an outline framework for catalysing faster and better innovation as a core strategy for eradicating poverty.

From the publisher's announcement:

The use of new sciences and technologies in developing countries is vital in alleviating poverty and human suffering for the long term. Innovation makes a powerful case for development policies to focus on key sources of economic growth, particularly the use of scientific and technological knowledge and related institutional adjustments. It outlines core areas for policy action, including a focus on platform or generic technologies, defining infrastructure services as foundations for technology, placing universities at the centre of local development and improving science education, spurring entrepreneurial activities, improving the policy environment and focusing on areas of under-funded research for development.


Executive summary * Part I: Mapping the terrain * Development as learning * How science and technology can contribute to achieving the Goals * Innovation and economic advance * Part II: Gearing up * Platform technologies with wide applicability * Adequate infrastructure services as a foundation for technology * Investing in education in science and technology * Promoting technology-based business activities * Part III: Forging ahead * Acquiring knowledge in a globalizing world * Advising governments on science, technology, and innovation * Governing global technology * Conclusions and outlook *

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UN Millennium Project, Task Force on Science, Technology and Innovation led by Calestous Juma, Coordinator and Lee Yee-Cheong, Coordinator. The UN Millennium Project and its Task Forces comprise more than 250 scientists, development practitioners, parliamentarians, policy-makers, and representatives from civil society, UN agencies, the World Bank, the IMF and the private sector.

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