ESCWA Publication: E/ESCWA/ICTD/2007/Technical Paper.6

Country: Arab region

Publication Type: Reports & studies

Cluster: Statistics, Information Society and Technology

Focus Area: Governance & enabling environment, Technology & innovation

Initiatives: Technology Centre

SDGs: Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Keywords: Arab countries, Centres, Evaluation, Project implementation, Regional commissions, Science and technology, Agricultural productivity, Economic development, Gross domestic product, Poverty, Social development, Technology, Technology assessment

The ESCWA Technology Centre for Development: Detailed assessment of regional needs and priorities and identification of implementation mechanisms

January 2007

The ESCWA technology centre will seek to build upon the considerable resources available to the member countries of human capital, financial tools, adequate policies and ongoing major activities in order to highlight latent technological resources that can be tapped through such established methods as outsourcing and subcontracting which, in turn, will be expected to contribute to the flourishing of small and medium enterprises (SMEs). As a result of those activities, there will be readily available technologies in the region and an adequately trained labour force to respond competitively to the existing demand for such services. There should be a substantial impact on socio-economic development, as a result of an increase in employment and the multiplier factor associated with projects undertaken in the region by highly competitive, indigenous STIbased organizations and a highly skilled workforce.

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