Assessment of science and technology indicators in Sudan
This paper employs both the descriptive and comparative approaches and
uses the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s
definition of Science and Technology (S&T) indicators (OECD, 1997) to
discuss S&T development in Sudan. We find that the low level and the
insufficient financial and human resources devoted to S&T development
together with inadequate economic structures mean that Sudan lags behind
the leading developing countries in terms of S&T input-output
indicators. We find that the insufficient financial and human resources
hampered the potential role of R&D to contribute toward economic
development, adaptation to imported technologies and development of
local technologies in Sudan.
Keywords: S&T, R&D, Economic Development, Sudan, Developing countries.
JEL classification: O10, O11, O30