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Science, Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific

Policy Approaches for Least Developed Countries

  • Author: UN, ESCAP
  • Publication date: September 2016
  • Page count: 54
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 16.II.F.22

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ISBN: 9789211207293
ISBN: 9789210581523

About the product

Despite consensus on the transformative potential of STI, there remains a lack of clarity on how Least Developed Countries (LDCs) can effectively implement it for inclusive and sustainable development. With limited financial resources it is not feasible for LDCs to simply invest significantly in research and development (R&D) activity and develop world-class universities and infrastructure. This publication highlights key innovation polices which have the potential to enable LDCs to reap the benefits of innovation in a cost effective manner.