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19 August 2013From a dearth of natural resources, water scarcity and the aridity of much of its geography to its position in a historically turbulent geopolitical region, Jordan is a place where to survive and prosper requires considerable effort. Unlike many of its oil-rich neighbours, Jordan has limited natural resources. As a result, Jordan’s future prosperity depends upon its ability to harness its human capital and relatively young population to support future economic growth. The development of a national ‘ecosystem’ that stimulates science, technology and innovation (STI) offers Jordan an excellent opportunity to ensure future economic development and the welfare of its citizens. This report analyses the state of STI in Jordan, and provides an assessment of how effectively the existing national innovation system (NIS) develops and supports the country’s innovative capabilities.
Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC, Jordan
Its conclusions and recommendations include the following:
Streamline the governance structure of science, technology and innovation:
Improve the national innovation policy framework:
Reforming and aligning the education system
Raising the level of innovative R&D
Promote a positive environment for entrepreneurship and business
Jordan country studypublished in August 2013
Egypt country studypublished in December 2012
Malaysia country studypublished in April 2011
‘A new golden age? The prospects for science and innovation in the Islamic world’published in June 2010
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