Research priorities may not align with the SDGs. Policy suggestions to steer them

Ciarli, Tommaso, Confraria, Hugo, Rafols, Ismael, Chataway, Joanna and Stirling, Andy (2021) Research priorities may not align with the SDGs. Policy suggestions to steer them. In: IATT, (ed.) Emerging science, frontier technologies, and the SDGs - Perspectives from the UN system and science and technology communities. United Nations Interagency Task Team on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals, New York, pp. 90-98.

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Abstract

Most scientific research is concentrated in a few high-income countries and tends to focus on challenges that are not relevant to SDG challenges in low-income countries. Such unequal distribution of research efforts may be of little support to the SDGs. We show that countries' research priorities do not always align with their SDG challenges, which may hinder their capabilities to address them. Funders, donors and international organisations should seek to steer research priorities, including by consulting with a wider range of stakeholders and improving the assessment of research’s (unequal) impact on societies.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: University of Sussex Business School > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
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Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2021 09:42
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2022 09:50
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/102333

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