Research and Scientific Development in OIC Countries Date : 01 April 2010
Research in science and technology is of great importance and key to progress towards a knowledge-based, or an innovation-driven economy. On one hand, it promotes better understanding on different aspects of life while, on the other hand, it helps to improve the standard of living by creating new knowledge and technological innovation.
Today, there is severe competition among countries to become the most competitive and knowledge-based economy in the world. In this respect, gaining a competitive advantage against other countries, which is of particular importance to the OIC member countries in catching-up within this competitive world of knowledge economy, depends mostly on how well they perform in research activities.
This brief report presents an overview of achievements by the OIC member countries in the field of research and development (R&D) and science & technology (S&T).
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