Global Monitoring of Science, Technology and Innovation

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In many countries, accurate information, adequate indicators and capacities to analyse and monitor STI policies and policy instruments are lacking. Policymakers therefore need to have a better picture of their national, regional and global performance with regard to science, technology and innovation (STI), and have a better understanding of the long‐term evolution of their STI structures and governance characteristics. They need to be able to identify and fill the missing gaps in terms of STI policy instruments that ensure effective implementation of their policies and strategies in place.

UNESCO works with policy-makers to improve the monitoring and measurement of how effective STI policies are, by maintaining an important knowledge base for strong evidence-based STI policy recommendations.

UNESCO works in close collaboration with the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, which provides cross-nationally comparable statistics on education, science and technology, culture, and communication for more than 200 countries and territories.

UNESCO Science Report

Every five years, this global monitoring report maps the latest trends and developments in national and regional policy landscapes, against the backdrop of shifting socio-economic, geopolitical and environmental realities. More information

Global Observatory on Science Technology and Innovation Policy Instruments (GO-SPIN)

In response to the lack in most of developing countries of robust indicators and data to evaluate STI policies and instruments, UNESCO launched the UNESCO Global Observatory on Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Instruments (GO-SPIN), which is an online, open access platform of analytical tools to monitor national STI policy landscapes. More information

STEM and Gender Advancement (SAGA)

The general objective of the STEM and Gender Advancement (SAGA) project is to contribute to reducing the gender gap in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields in all countries at all levels of education and research, by determining, measuring and assessing sex-disaggregated data, as well as supporting the design and implementation of policy instruments that affect gender equality in STEM. More information

Other global reports on science

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