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Research and Development, Human Resources in Science and Technology and Innovation
Objectives

 Work Programme

 The current programme of the UIS includes:

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• Pilot data collection on innovation conducted in about 20 developing countries.

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• Development of an inventory of innovation surveys carried out worldwide.

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• Production of guidelines on how to conduct R&D surveys in developing countries.

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• Promotion of a model survey on the careers of doctorate holders in a joint project with OECD and Eurostat.

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• Publications of results of the R&D and innovation data collections.

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• Training workshops on STI statistics.

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Ongoing methodological work

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• Prepare guidelines on how to conduct R&D surveys in developing countries, including the development of a model questionnaire.

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• Review methodological issues in the Commonwealth of Independent States on the production of R&D data according to Frascati Manual standards.

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• Revise concepts used for S&T Education and Training (STET) and S&T Services (STS).

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• Contribute to ongoing work on measuring innovation in agriculture, the informal sector and the public sector.

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Priority objectives beyond 2013

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• 2014 UIS R&D survey.

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• Establish global data collection on innovation conducted on a biennial basis (starting in 2013).

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• Capacity-building activities.

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• Methodological guidance for developing countries on the collection of R&D and innovation data.

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• Analysis of STI indicators.

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New work to be undertaken in 2013

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• Global data collection on innovation.

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• Publication on Higher Education and STI in Asia.

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• Dissemination of innovation inventory.

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• Production of a statistical annex for the World Social Science Report 2013.

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• Calculate and publish regional averages of R&D data.

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Meetings to be organized in 2013

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• Capacity building workshops in Africa, Asia and South-Eastern Europe, including national workshops in China, Peru and Viet Nam.

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