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OECD Science, Technology and Innovation Outlook 2016

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The fully revamped and re-titled OECD Science, Technology and Innovation Outlook is a biennial publication that aims to inform policy makers and analysts on recent and future changes in global science, technology and innovation (STI) patterns and their potential implications on and for national and international STI policies. Based on the most recent data available, the report provides comparative analysis of new policies and instruments being used in OECD countries and a number of major emerging economies (including Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, the Russian Federation and South Africa) to boost the contribution of science and innovation to growth and to global and social challenges. In this edition, detailed country and policy profiles are available on line.

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Costa Rica

Costa Rica has experienced strong export-led growth. The country has achieved a progressive diversification of its export basket, with a growing export share consisting of electronics, instruments and medical devices, and services, mostly ICT‑related services. Costa Rica has also succeeded in attracting a rising flow of foreign direct investment, although this means that its economic performance has centred on industries of interest to multinationals. Domestic firms continue to display low levels of productivity and face challenges in becoming a part of global value chains. This is the context for the 2015‑21 STI Strategic Plan (PNCTI), which aims to boost growth.

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