Social sciences and humanities R&D investment in South Africa: current priorities, future needs

OUTPUT TYPE: Policy briefs
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2019
TITLE AUTHOR(S): G.Ralphs, N.Molotja
KEYWORDS: HUMANITIES, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (R&D), SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH
DEPARTMENT: Center for Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators (CeSTii)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 10784

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Abstract

This policy brief uses the R&D data as a proxy, to propose that institutional R&D planners and national policymakers need to find a greater balance between current priorities and future needs, if SSH R&D is to be 'leveraged' for larger socioeconomic impacts, as envisaged in the new White Paper on Science, Technology and Innovation released in March 2019.