Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-199) and index. Report based on The Global Forum on Building Science, Technology and Innovation Capacity for Sustainable Growth and Poverty Reduction, held in Washington, D.C. on February 13-15, 2007, and sponsored by The World Bank in cooperation with the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the United Kingdom's Department for International Development (DFID), the Global Research Alliance (GRA), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Science Initiative Group (SIG), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
pt. 1. Introduction and background. Key messages from the Forum -- Overview of issues, options, and priorities -- pt. 2. Forum keynotes and sessions. The STI capacity building imperative -- Keynote speakers: Reducing poverty and achieving the MDGs -- Adding value to natural resource exports -- Latecomer strategies for catching up: the role of STI capacity building -- The role of R & D in STI capacity building -- The gender dimension of STI capacity building -- pt. 3. Government and development partner perspectives. Government perspectives -- Development partner perspectives.