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Technology Policy and Practice in Africa

In this book published by IDRC science and technology policies in African countries are examined through a number of cases studies from different sectors and countries. The authors' key conclusion is that to facilitate the development of their own technological capabilities, countries need to pay more attention to creating enabling macroeconomic environments and technology policies. If successful, the combination of favourable macroeconomic and technology policies should facilitate technological learning, the right technical choices, the building up of appropriate institutions, and effective technological management for both industry and agriculture, including small and medium-sized enterprises.