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Innovation: Applying Knowledge in Development

A summary of the recommendations of the Task Force on Science, Technology and Innnovation of the UN Millenium Project, this report examines how science, technology and innovation can contribute to reaching the Millenium Development Goals set at the United Nations Millennium Summit in 2000.

The report is divided into three parts. The first section examines development trends and the challenges faced by developing countries. The second part addresses the priority areas which demand policy interventions. The report emphasises the importance of strengthening infrastructure and institutions of higher education, fostering entrepreneurship, and managing technological innovation in a globalising world. The third section covers policy innovations needed to bring science, technology, and innovation to the core of development efforts. The report points out the relevance of advice on science, technology, and innovation and the need to change the policies of international institutions to better reflect the Millennium Development Goals.

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