Capacity Building, Rationale and Learning from Best Practice
Capturing the potential opportunities of technical progress and ICT for growth and development requires a new approach to organizational issues and the role of human and societal capital. After reviewing fundamental aspects of research and innovation policy, this chapter reflects on how to approach country-specific considerations and draw lessons from best practice.
KeywordsHuman Capital Innovation System Middle East Technical Progress Innovation Policy
This and the ensuing three chapters in Part 1, which were prepared under the responsibility of Thomas Andersson and Abdelkader Djeflat, draw in part on “Best Practice in Science and Technology Policies”, the interim INCONET-GCC Report. Sara Johansson de Silva is thanked for statistical analysis and Qammar Abbas, Glenn Gran, Matthieu Roest and Jassim Sheikh for data compilation and analytical contributions.