Promoting a science, technology and innovation policy for inclusive development in South Africa

OUTPUT TYPE: Policy briefs
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2017
TITLE AUTHOR(S): G.Kruss, I.Petersen, J.Rust, A.Tele
KEYWORDS: INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT, INNOVATION, POLICY FORMULATION, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CO-OPERATION
DEPARTMENT: Inclusive Economic Development (IED), Center for Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators (CESTII)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 9696
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/10841

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Abstract

The authors address the following question in this policy brief: "How are current public policy goals and instruments aligned with the Department of Science and Technology's (DST) goal to promote science, technology and innovation (STI)-enabled inclusive development through a national IID strategy". Addressing this question is a major challenge considering the complexity of South Africa's development policy framework. We identify possibilities and challenges for improving alignment in policy, based on a systematic analysis of policy intent as articulated in key policy documents promoting innovation and/or socioeconomic development across nine government departments.