"Technology is knowledge, (not) ... a lump of machinery," said UNCTAD expert, Kathryn Stokes, during a recent course for Geneva diplomats. "Technology is knowledge embedded in a product."
With technology accounting for half of the GDP growth of developed countries, and 60 percent of the difference in income levels between developed nations and sub-Saharan African countries, Stokes takes a look at national and international efforts to brige the technology gap.
This two-part multimedia presentation gives a comprehensive view of the topic: measuring technological development; the international perspective on facilitating and regulating technology flows at the global level (in terms of markets, investment, intellectual property rights, as well as standards and regulations); and end-user and national perspectives. Stokes also looks at transfer of technology models and innovation systems, as well as policy implications at the national and international leves.
The second part of the presentation is based on specific questions -- on topics ranging from commercialization of technology to sustainable development and regional integration -- brought to the floor by Geneva-based representatives from India, Israel, Mexico, Brazil, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, United States and China.
- Technology and innovation report 2010
- Core ICT indicators 2010
- Information Economy Report 2009