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African countries export just 0.3 per cent of world’s high-tech products

Published on December 17, 2015

UNCTAD’s Technology and Innovation Report 2015 says more can be done to make innovation policy in Africa work for development

Although developing countries as a whole accounted for 52 per cent of global exports of high technology products in 2014 – an 18 percentage point rise since 2000 – African countries are lagging behind, representing just 0.3 per cent of this total, the UNCTAD Technology and Innovation Report 2015 has found. The report, subtitled Fostering Innovation Policies for Industrial Development, examines how Africa’s Governments can better implement science, technology and innovation policies, and coordinate them with industrial policies and industrial development plans. Read more. Source| UNACTAD