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Building knowledge for trade and development

Video and multimedia

In this Vi multimedia teaching resource, filmed during a study tour for the University of the West Indies, Michael Lim, of UNCTAD's Division on Technology and Logistics, introduces concepts and policy implications related to science, technology and innovation (STI).

What is the relationship between technology and economic growth? Between technology and development? What is STI? What are innovation systems? What national policies can be implemented to develop STI? What are the national and global challenges?

This "primer" walks the students through the theories and evidence behind the importance of technology and innovation as a tool for development.

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