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Science, technology, innovation in India and sccess, inclusion and equity: discourses, measurement and emerging challenges

The role of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in economic growth is well accepted. Tracing the debate on the role of science in Indian society in the pre-1947 India, the discourses and narratives on science, technology and society in India are mapped and their impact on policies is discussed.

Feminist Africa e-spaces:e-politics

Feminist Africa (FA) is a continental gender studies journal that provides a platform for intellectual and activist research, dialogue and strategy. Currently based in Cape Town, South Africa, FA is guided by a profound commitment to transforming gender hierarchies in Africa, and seeks to redress injustice and inequality in its content and design.

Competitiveness of the Philippine IT industry: what lies ahead

The Philippine IT industry is the outgrowth of the semi- conductor industry that flourished in the 1980s when the country became part of the global production network of multinational companies feeding the global market with IT products, particularly semiconductor.

Services: today's most prolific industry

If agriculture has historically been the engine of economic growth of the Philippines, it looks like a new engine is driving it these days—services. Services is where the real growth is actually coming as this issue’s banner article discusses. Not only does it contribute significantly to economic output, it also creates millions of jobs.

E-commerce in the Philippines: a preliminary stocktaking

With the rapid advancement in information and communication technology (ICT) and the equally rapid spread of the Internet, a new system has emerged to revolutionize international trade and business--e-commerce. E-commerce has definitely come of age. Unfortunately, not yet for the Philippines.

Examining processes in research and development at the department of science and technology

Research and development (R&D) activities have long been recognized as one of the critical components to improve a country's productivity and competitiveness as well as people's well-being.

Making digital dividends inclusive

The Philippines, with its new economic growth trajectory, requires reliable, accessible, and affordable infrastructure in information and communications technology (ICT). To maximize digital dividends or the development effects of these technologies, policies need to be formulated and implemented.

Research and development and technology in the Philippines

Research and development (R&D) and technology are analysed from the perspective of Philippine economic growth in the paper. It examines the productivity performance of the economy and analyzes how it has been affect ed by developments in R&D and technology. General R&D and technology policies and ins titutional structure and arrangements are examined.

Abu Dhabi's ICT policy priority areas and Korea's best practices

South Korea and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) initially started a partnership with the signging of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two countries to deepen economic cooperation in six strategic areas.

Eight key areas of ICT development in Korea and three high priority initiatives in Abu Dhabi's ICT development

Korea and UAE leaderships agreed to establish a future-oriented strategic development partnership for common  development and prosperity in 2009. As a part of strategic bilateral collaboration, six MOUs on HRD, Energy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Shipbuilding and other important sectors were signed.