Frontier technologies have the potential to re-shape the economy and boost productivity across all sectors and industries. They also offer great potential to harness social and environmental goals.
Final Report 2017 Training Workshop on Science Technology Innovation Policy and Industry for Azerbaijan
The gravity model is the workhorse of the applied international trade literature. It has been used in literally thousands of research papers and published articles covering all areas of trade. It is of particular interest to policy researchers because it makes it possible to estimate the trade impacts of various trade-related policies, from traditional tariffs to new “behind-the-border” measures.
International Conference on Inclusive Science, Technology and Innovation Policies for Promoting the Transfer of New and Emerging Technologies in Water and Energy Sectors
Water and energy are critical resources for sustainable and inclusive development as recognized by the Sustainable Development Goals 6 (Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all) and 7 (Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all) respectively. Harnessing technology and innovation to achieve these goals requires inclusive policies that ensures no one is left behind. For this purpose, concerted efforts are needed to develop and adopt inclusive policies, strategies and best practices by the member States.
Organised by ESCAP and hosted by the Government of Thailand, the Summit will explore how to leverage artificial intelligence (AI) to promote social and economic impact and meet the Sustainable Development Goals. It will showcase research and spark discussion on creating an enabling environment for the growth and application of AI, the likely social impact and risks and challenges associated with AI.
Science and technology parks can serve as useful vehicles for innovation and growth of start-ups. However, effective development and management of these parks is not always easy. Among many questions, what policies should be put in place to facilitate development of science and technology parks? In an era of digital connectivity, how should science and technology parks adjust themselves to embrace new opportunities and challenges?
Grassroots innovation is a modality of inclusive innovation that enables extremely affordable, niche-adapted solutions to local problems, often unaided by public sector or outsiders even from NGO sector in the initial phase.
Throughout the U.S. trade history, the degree of protectionism that the United States (US) should adopt has always been at the center of its trade policy and a leading source of its domestic political conflict. Douglas A. Irwin’s book Clashing Over Commerce discusses comprehensively the history of US trade policy from the colonial period to modern days, including recent economic developments under the presidencies from Bill Clinton to Donald Trump.