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Reinventing growth: science, technology and innovation in Africa

Juma, Calestous

Abstract:
The report of the Commission for Africa chaired by Prime Minister Tony Blair, Our Common Interest, has helped to redirect international attention to how it addresses Africa’s economic challenges. One of the most important outcomes of the report is the growing focus on the need for Africa and its development partners to make the transition from short-term relief activities to long-term growth-oriented strategies. This transition involves charting a new path for development cooperation that stresses the importance of technological and institutional innovation. Correspondingly, development cooperation strategies will need to be aligned with this emerging vision.

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Document Title: Reinventing growth: science, technology and innovation in Africa
Journal: International Journal of Technology and Globalisation
Volume: 2
Issue: 3/4
No. of Pages: 323-339


Document Type:Journal Article (Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:Contributory Studies and Research Approaches
Country:African Continent
Keywords:Science and Technology, Innovation, Developing countries, Infrastructure, Policy, Universities


File Size:201 KB
Rights:Permission to use this paper was granted by the author and the publisher.
Date Added:14 March 2008


Juma, Calestous (2006). Reinventing growth: science, technology and innovation in Africa International Journal of Technology and Globalisation 2(3/4):323-339