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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Technology and Innovation Report (TIR)

Issues of science, technology and innovation remain endemic to development and furthering our understanding on these issues is a core challenge for policy research. Deepening its commitment to this goal, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) launched a new flagship report series, the Technology and Innovation Report (TIR) in May 2010. The series seeks to address issues in science, technology and innovation that are topical and important for developing countries in a comprehensive way with an emphasis on policy relevant analysis and conclusions. 

TECHNOLOGY & INNOVAT RPT 2018

Technology and Innovation Report 2018

Harnessing Frontier Technologies for Sustainable Development

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Technology and Innovation Report (TIR)
18 Dec 2018
The Technology and Innovation Report 2018 discusses the role of frontier technologies in sustainable development. It outlines the main features and the manifold ways in which they can accelerate development. The report also identifies some potential risks, describes the capability, gender, and in...
TECHNOLOGY & INNOVAT RPT 2015

Technology and Innovation Report 2015

Fostering Innovation Policies for Industrial Development

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Technology and Innovation Report (TIR)
28 Jan 2016
This report focuses on how innovation policies can expressly promote industrial development, and what lessons can be learnt from existing experiences of countries, both developing and developed. It argues that while technology and innovation are an essential component of how industries use knowle...
TECHNOLOGY & INNOVAT RPT 2012

Technology and Innovation Report 2012

Innovation, Technology and South-South Collaboration

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Technology and Innovation Report (TIR)
10 Dec 2012
This Technology and Innovation Report argues that with the growing importance of developing countries globally, the time is ripe to move beyond analyzing current trends in South-South trade and investment to begin conceptualizing how and to what extent South-South cooperation can help address spe...
TECHNOLOGY & INNOVAT RPT 2011

Technology and Innovation Report 2011

Powering Development with Renewable Energy Technologies

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Technology and Innovation Report (TIR)
18 Jan 2013
This report argues that responding to the dual challenge of reducing energy poverty and mitigating climate change requires a new energy paradigm. Such a paradigm would have renewable energy technologies complementing (and eventually substituting) conventional energy sources in efforts to alleviat...
TECHNOLOGY & INNOVAT RPT 2010

Technology and Innovation Report 2010

Enhancing Food Security in Africa through Science, Technology and Innovation

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Technology and Innovation Report (TIR)
16 Jun 2010