UNESCO Science Report

Five GO-SPIN country profiles cited in report

Five of the country profiles from the 2015 edition of the UNESCO Science Report draw upon in-depth studies published by UNESCO within its Global Observatory of Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Instruments (GO-SPIN). The five country profiles exist only in English.

 

 

Visit the online platform on STI policies and related instruments

On 29 November 2018, UNESCO launched the online platform of the Global Observatory of Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Instruments (GO-SPIN), which was developed with the financial support of the Swedish government.

The platform will be a highly useful source of information for a monitoring tool like the UNESCO Science Report 2020, as it provides an extensive overview of the policies and policy instruments related to science, technology and innovation adopted by more than 50 developing countries across Africa, Latin America and Asia. It also links these policies and related instruments to specific Sustainable Development Goals. Policy instruments are the tools used to achieve the goals of public policies. These may include tax incentives, competitive research grants, a fund for the environment, the establishment of a research institute, etc.