What impact has the crisis had on innovation and R&D spending? How can innovation help to solve environmental and social threats? How are countries tackling these challenges?
These are just some of the questions addressed in the OECD report “Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2009,” which aims to offer policy makers an insight into the trends shaping science and innovation.
The Scoreboard includes more than 200 internationally comparable quality indicators to explore the progress of national innovation strategies as well as recent developments in science, technology and industry. In addition to data on OECD countries, the study provides a broad range of statistics for other major economies such as China, India, Israel and the Russian Federation.
The complete Scoreboard 2009 is available free on line and provides easy access to individual sections and links to the databases used. Each indicator is also downloadable in pdf format.
For further information, please visit http://www.oecd.org/document/10/0,3343,en_2649_33703_39493962_1_1_1_1,00.html.