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Mapping Possibilities in Response to Information Needs of Science Policy-making for Development

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Mapping Possibilities in Response to Information Needs of Science Policy-making for Development
Nature of the problem
Information selection and presentation
Some criteria for a desirable solution
Conclusion
Annex 1: Review of the information problem
Annex 2. Information selection and presentation
Annex 3 . Model of the growth of science
Notes

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Report prepared for the Science Adviser to the Commonwealth Secretary General. In partial fulfillment of a consultancy assignment under Commonwealth Fund for Technical Co-operation (CFTC/APL/13.3, CFTC/CSC/8, 19 May 1978). Presented to the 6th Conference of the World Future Studies Federation (Cairo, 1978) with the kind permission of Christiande Laet, Secretary, Commonwealth Science Council

Introduction

The purpose of this document is to report briefly on a preliminary investigation into the problems of mapping satisfactorily for policy purposes the domains of science and technology as applied to development (1). The matter in question is clearly of ever increasing concern within the international community as a whole, as indicated by a number of initiatives, many of them now being timed to focus discussion in anticipation of the United Nations Conference on the Application of Science and Technology to Development in 1979.