The Role of Academies in advising National Governments

01 September 1998

This paper discusses the experiences of IAP Academies in advising their national Governments. It is written at a time when many Academies around the world are making their advisory role an increasingly central part of their missions. It is written as background for a seminar on this advisory role, organised by the InterAcademy Panel and kindly hosted by the Caribbean Academy of Sciences in Trinidad on 27 September 1998.