Experiments in technology assessment for international development: what are the lessons for institutionalisation?

Ely, Adrian, van Zwanenberg, Patrick and Stirling, Andrew (2015) Experiments in technology assessment for international development: what are the lessons for institutionalisation? Technikfolgenabschätzung – Theorie und Praxis, 24 (1). pp. 59-67. ISSN 1619-7623

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Abstract

Several countries across the OECD have a relatively strong history of using technology assessment (TA) to inform science, technology and innovation (STI) policies. But many lower income, developing countries lack the capabilities and institutions for doing so. Despite its more general potential role in this area, TA has been used relatively little (in or outside the OECD) to inform and challenge investments and policies that address international development objectives. This paper discusses two case studies in which non-governmental TA exercises have focussed on international development objectives in and across lower income countries. Both have made particular efforts to include broader perspectives in the TA process. The paper asks what we can learn from these networked “experiments” and explores possibilities for further institutionalisation of TA for international development.

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Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
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Depositing User: Andrew Stirling
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2016 16:47
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2017 05:11
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/64940

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