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Technology and Innovation Report 2018

Harnessing Frontier Technologies for Sustainable Development

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The Technology and Innovation Report 2018 discusses the role of frontier technologies in sustainable development. It outlines the main features and the manifold ways in which they can accelerate development. The report also identifies some potential risks, describes the capability, gender, and infrastructural gaps that need to be address, and discusses policy options, including some innovative policy approaches, that countries can consider to maximize the development benefits and minimize the risks of frontier technologies.

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Overview

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development sets ambitious global goals, demanding unprecedented actions and efforts across multiple interconnected social, economic and environmental issues. Science, technology and innovation (STI) must play a central role in the achievement of these goals. The process of creative destruction initiated by technological progress can help to transform economies and improve living standards, by increasing productivity, reducing production costs and prices, and helping to raise real wages.

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