Improving Arab Regional Development Planning: An Assessment of Good Economic Governance Tools to Support Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy-Making Skip to main content

Improving Arab Regional Development Planning: An Assessment of Good Economic Governance Tools to Support Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy-Making

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E/ESCWA/EDID/2018/TP.4
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2018

The adoption of the 2030 Agenda and the sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), re-emphasised the importance of governance as a critical ingredient to and precursor of development. As a contribution to the debate on how to improve economic governance especially, this paper draws the focus away from policy recommendations that concentrate on good governance outcomes and emphasizes on the need to improve the quality of policy-making processes themselves and of the institutions involved.

To illustrate the application of the principles drawn from Global Administrative Law (GAL), the paper looks at policy processes to address challenges in the field of science, technology, and innovation (STI), as it is a crucial enabler of economic development. The paper applies the governance discussion to regional STI policy planning, a subset of economic development policy that is of concern to the Arab region