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This Millennium undertaking activity strength record makes a strong case for improvement rules to target key resources of monetary progress, rather using medical and technological wisdom and similar institutional changes. It outlines center components for coverage motion, together with a spotlight on platform or ordinary applied sciences; defining infrastructure providers as foundations for know-how; putting universities on the centre of neighborhood improvement and bettering technology schooling; spurring entrepreneurial actions; bettering the coverage surroundings and concentrating on components of under-funded examine for improvement.

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While specific strategies may vary across countries, most of the institutional measures needed to promote technological innovation are similar. This is not to suggest that the relations between technological change and institutional adjustment are deterministic. To the contrary, the report underscores the fact that building a knowledge-based economy in developing countries will require the creation of governance structures that reflect the co-evolutionary dynamics of technology and institutions. Governance structures will need to be realigned to reflect technological imperatives.

It is inconceivable that gains can be made in health and environmental concerns without a focused science, technology, and innovation policy. A well-articulated and focused science, technology, and innovation policy can also help make progress in education, gender equality (which is often tied to education and health care), and living conditions. This report uses the term policy to include both explicit technology policies designed to promote technological innovation and implicit technology policies that have an indirect impact on technological innovation.

Developing countries should consider all existing and historical development 18 Part 1 The limits to learning are not in the lessons available but in theoretical frameworks that undermine open inquiry and experimental thought. The inquiring mind knows no limits Mapping the terrain lessons in designing their own solutions. The limits to learning are not in the lessons available but in theoretical frameworks that undermine open inquiry and experimental thought. The inquiring mind knows no limits.

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