Scientific advances have a key role but the challenge is using them without harming sustainable development, says report.
See also: Post-2015 planning offers compelling messages for scientists
Access to research is crucial to strengthen the developing world's science base. But the high costs of journal subscriptions mean even prestigious institutes in poorer countries cannot afford the journals they need.
Latin America is embracing the free access movement in its scientific production, but there are structural and economic challenges, says Carla Almeida.
20 May 2013
Brains Network editor Marc Mcilhone backs open sharing in the second article on how to support online science journalism in Africa.
Argentinean companies and cooperatives have launched a free-software initiative to help develop products for public and private sectors.
13 May 2013
UNESCO has announced that it will support a number of initiatives aimed at boosting a culture of open access to science research in Latin America and the Caribbean.
23 April 2013