Science and technology policy

OECD Science, Technology and Industry Outlook 2010


New edition released in September 2012

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ISBN: 978-92-64-08467-4
Pages: 292
December 2010 (English)
January 2011 (French)




The STI Outlook reviews key trends in science, technology and innovation in OECD countries and a number of major emerging economies including Brazil, China, India, Russia and South Africa.

In the search for a rapid, sustainable and lasting recovery from the economic crisis, science, technology and innovation are expected to play a driving role. But what are the implications for science and innovation policy? What steps are countries taking to boost their capabilities in these areas? What place are emerging economies likely to occupy in the science, technology and innovation landscape?

The OECD Science, Technology and Industry Outlook 2010 uses the latest available data and indicators to examine topics high on the agenda of economic policy makers, including:

  • performance in science and innovation,
  • trends in national science, technology and innovation policies,
  • design and assessment of innovation policy, including policy interactions and the “policy mix”.

It provides individual profiles of the science and innovation performance of each country and relates these to their national context and current policy challenges.

Publication of the STI Outlook alternates every year with the OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard, which provides a comprehensive picture of countries' performance in science, technology and innovation.




Chapter 1. Key Trends in Science, Technology and Innovation

Chapter 2. Main Trends in Science, Technology and Innovation Policy

Chapter 3. Science and Innovation: Country Notes

Chapter 4. The Innovation Policy Mix

Summaries in other languages can be found at this link.

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Past editions


Information about earlier additions can also be found on the OECD iLibrary

2008: Information | Highlights (pdf)
2006: Information | Highlights (pdf)
2004: Information | Highlights (pdf)
2002: Information | Highlights (pdf)
2000: Highlights (pdf)