S&T policy for development: forword and list of contents
This is a book about optimism. It builds on the convergence of evidence that three factors have contributed to rapid economic transformation in emerging economies: investment in infrastructure, the development of small and medium enterprises, and public support for knowledge-based institutions. Such public support and the accompanying policies cantake very different forms. They include public investment in higher education, but equally important, the creation of professional associations and public interest groups that focus on competence building. But they also require leadership and courage to explore new economic avenues.