Technology & Data
Technology underpins modern society. Rich countries spend considerable amounts on R&D and this enables a flow of innovation and greater productivity. However, low-income countries, not surprisingly, spend very little and developing countries even less, creating a discrepancy in access to technologies, innovation and productivity. The collection of data on the other hand, has often been an afterthought in regard to development programs and policies. Although well intentioned, policies need to also be well aimed and this includes the measurement of monitoring of such policies.