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Technology and Innovation Report 2021

Catching Technological Waves - Innovation With Equity

  • Author: UNCTAD, DTL
  • Publication date: April 2021
  • Page count: 196
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 21.II.D.8

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ISBN: 9789211130126
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The UNCTAD Technology and Innovation Report 2021 examines the likelihood of frontier technologies widening existing inequalities and creating new ones. It also addresses the national and international policies, instruments and institutional reforms that are needed to create a more equal world of opportunity for all, leaving no one behind. The report shows that frontier technologies already represent a $350 billion market, which could grow to $3.2 trillion by 2025. This offers great opportunities for those ready to catch this technological wave. But many countries, especially the least developed and those in sub-Saharan Africa, are unprepared to equitably use, adopt and adapt to the ongoing technological revolution. This could have serious implications for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.