India’s National ICT (or in this case STI) Policy 2013

On January 3, 2013, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh unveiled his new Science, Technology and Innovation Policy, or STI, for his country that is targeted for the year of 2020. Under this directive, the PM and his government seek to increase expenditures for research and development to 2 percent in the next five years, achieve much greater gender parity in science and technology, create more bilateral and multilateral global partnerships, and create more inclusive and widespread partnerships with universities to attract more talent. The goal here, according to the report, is to establish India as an expert in roughly five different fields, allowing India to sit comfortably among the world’s five most scientifically innovative countries. All of this is through a policy that is both very business friendly and relies predominantly upon the private sector to create and nurture these ambitious goals. Here is the link for a government outline of what the plan entails. An analysis of this plan by the Indian Express newspaper in Kolkata is here as well.

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Beau is currently serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA Fellow with the Tulane University Center for Public Service in New Orleans, Louisiana. He graduated in May of 2014 from Newcomb-Tulane College with a BA in International Relations and International Development, and previously worked in Haiti and India. Beau loves to draw, paint, back-pack, fly-fish, pretend he is good at photography, and travel. An adamant lover of indie films and all things edible, Beau once escaped a falling burning tree in a forest, even though no one else was there to hear it. View all posts by beaubraddock

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