Science, Technology, and Innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean
Navarro, Juan Carlos
There is palpable enthusiasm among leaders in the Latin American and Caribbean region for innovative technological solutions to old and new challenges. Inspired by the growing demand for empirical assessment of both recent progress and new opportunities, the Division has compiled a Statistical Compendium of Indicators on Science, Technology and Innovation that focuses on the region and yet provides some benchmark comparisons with leading and emerging economies. The compendium glances back over the last decade and reports on human capital and financial inputs into the innovation systems, scientific and innovation outputs, innovative behavior by firms, changes in economic structure, technological intensity, growth, institutional development and public policy, and the status of one key cross-cutting and enabling technological revolution: information and communication technology.