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Symposium ’09: Session 1 – Themes, challenges and opportunities – international debates

This first session, chaired by Melissa Leach, introduced and contextualised the new manifesto project, outlining some of the assumptions of mainstream approaches and identifying opportunities and challenges for radical change.

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IDRC, Science and Technology Policy Instruments Project

The Science and Technology Policy Instruments (STPI) project was an extensive research project organised by the International Development Research Centre on the implementation of science policy in developing countries, elaborated over seven years and resulted in more than 200 papers and reports.  The STPI project studied the role of science and technology in economic development, particularly in the industrialization process, and looked at: mechanisms of policy formulation, decision making, and policy implementation; factors affecting technological change; and industrial administration.  Read the full article »

The Sussex Manifesto (The Sussex Group Report)

Among other contributions, the Sussex Report noted that the application of science and technology to development was “a twin process” and that policymakers need to address both the supply and demand for scientific and technical knowledge. (Oldham, forthcoming) Furthermore, the report identified sometimes prohibitive costs involved for developing countries in ‘acquiring, adapting, and mastering’ technologies produced in the industrialised countries. The authors recognized that though foreign technology could be useful, it was important for each country to develop its own scientific and technological capabilities (including in what they called ‘scientific and technical services’). (UNACASTD, 1970)

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Geoff Oldham on the 1970 Sussex Manifesto

9 February 2008  – Professor Geoff Oldham, one of the original researchers on the 1970 Sussex Manifesto, speaks on the Sussex Manifesto

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Here you can download  the original 1970 Sussex Manifesto and access a variety of resources on Professor Geoff Oldham’s seminar on the writing of that document forty years ago.

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