18.06.2012 - Natural Sciences Sector

UNESCO publishes first e-atlas on R&D

UNESCO eAtlas of Research and Experimental Development

The first edition of an e-atlas presenting data on research and development (R&D) has been published by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics.

The UNESCO eAtlas of Research and Experimental Development lets you explore and adapt maps, charts and ranking tables for more than 75 indicators on the human and financial resources devoted to R&D. To what extent is China investing in experimental research, for instance?

The atlas also includes historical data to track trends over time and measure the impact of policies. Many indicators are disaggregated by sex to better evaluate the role of women in science.

The e-Atlas on R&D is part of a series. Two other e-atlases cover gender equality in education and out-of-school children respectively.

Created by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics and updated annually with the latest available data, the e-atlases are a powerful resource for professionals, academics, teachers, students and journalists, providing rapid access to precise data and indicators, and information needed to shape development policies.

Click here to access all three e-atlases

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