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A global perspective on science, technology and innovation (STI) 

 

The UIS collects S&T data from more than 200 countries and territories through its biennial research and experimental development survey and partnerships with other statistical organizations, such as Eurostat, Red Iberoamericana de Indicadores de Ciencia y Tecnología (RICYT) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

 

 

The aim is to build a comprehensive global database that covers a range of internationally comparable science indicators, such as R&D expenditure, R&D personnel and gender disparities in diverse fields of science. The data provide a global perspective that is relevant to policymakers on the state of science and research infrastructure.

 

To achieve this goal, the Institute works closely with national statisticians to improve data quality at the national and international levels. By explaining how statistics are collected and used in their countries, these statisticians provide the UIS with guidance on constructing methodologies and survey designs.

 

This input is essential as many of the standard instruments used in S&T surveys were designed for the world’s most industrialized nations. With the aid of national partners, the UIS is adapting these instruments to better reflect the research structures of developing countries and expand the pool of data.

 

 What's New?

Women in Science
While the number of women studying science has risen, relatively few go on to pursue careers in research. Our new data tool illustrates the extent to which the scientific community is losing a talented workforce.
How we measure innovation

The UIS is carrying out a new data collection on innovation statistics, the results of which will be released in mid-2014. Martin Schaaper, our expert on STI statistics, describes the steps required to produce these statistics by countries at all stages of development.

Latest R&D data are now available
The UIS has released new data on the human and financial resources devoted to research and experimental development (R&D) for 152 countries and territories.
Results of the 2012 Innovation Metadata Survey

As part of UIS efforts to develop a database of cross-nationally comparable statistics on innovation, this summary presents some of the critical methodological aspects to be considered when producing and using innovation statistics.

 

 The UIS and STI

Monitoring R&D

Adapting survey instruments and methodologies to better reflect the needs and contexts of developing countries.

Measuring Innovation
Developing new indicators and instruments to measure innovation in developing countries.
Tracking Doctorate Holders
A toolkit to track the careers of highly skilled individuals in countries at all stages of development.
 
Women and Science
The UIS collects gender-disaggregated statistics on Research and Experimental Development (R&D) by sector, area of research and level of education.
Training & Expert Meetings

Consult the reports from UIS training workshops and expert meetings.

 Did You Know...

In Africa, only 0.4% of GDP is spent on R&D, far below the African Union target of 1.0%.

 STI Resources

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