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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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Mexico

Since 2013, Mexico’s economic growth has stagnated, and labour productivity, which had been on a slow slope for several years, has not caught up to the OECD average, despite rising recently. In this context, the Mexican government is continuing to reinforce the instruments and strategies set forth by the National Development Plan (PND) (2013-18) for ensuring sustainable socio-economic growth. The Special Programme for Science, Technology and Innovation (PECITI) (2014-18) was designed to transform Mexico into a knowledge-based economy by: 1) increasing national investment in STI; 2) forming highly qualified human resources in science and technology (HRST); 3) strengthening regional development; 4) promoting science-industry linkages; and 5) developing the S&T infrastructure. The federal government budget for STI is expected to increase by 25.6% during 2014-18, with GERD set to rise to 1% of GDP by 2018.

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