STI for Development in Asia : a Platform for Information Sharing and Learning

This project is based on the premise that science, technology and innovation (STI) are critical elements in economic and social development. However, the path from scientific research through technological innovation to development is not straightforward because of the complexity of the issues involved. It would therefore be useful for different countries to share experiences and draw practical lessons from each other's successes and failures, while bearing in mind differences in specific situation.

This project will make use of available information technology platforms and regional networks to allow countries in the Asia-Pacific (especially Southeast Asia) to share experiences and learning on the subject of STI. This objective will be achieved through a combination of elements, including an electronic forum on STI policy issues, small research studies and a website to disseminate good practice and successful models of STI to a wider audience.

The project is expected to promote a culture of research and evidence-based policymaking in the STI policy community, and generate new insights into the Southeast Asian experience.

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Start Date

Thursday, July 9, 2009

End Date

Friday, February 8, 2013


24 months

IDRC Officer

Osir, Ellie Onyango

Total funding

CA$ 112,300


Central Asia, Far East Asia, South Asia


Networked Economies

Project Leader

Linda Santiago Posadas


United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

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