emerging countries

Challenges

What we are seeing is a result of the serious and manifold development challenges these countries continue to face, experiencing delays in their efforts to eradicate poverty, achieve sustainable development and participate fully in an increasingly competitive global market. One of the root causes is found in structural limitations, as there are marked gaps between emerging countries and other countries in such areas as science, technology and innovation.

The shortcomings of science, technology and innovation find their origin in a range of factors. Traditional development approaches based on the assumption that increasing imports of capital goods and direct foreign

investment would lead, through the diffusion of technology and innovation, to development gains, did not work out to the extent expected. More importantly, low levels of investment in research and development, low enrollment rates in higher education and thus a limited supply of skilled labor, and inadequate or unstable policy and regulatory environments capable of promoting progress, all play a role in the poor state of science, technology and innovation in emerging countries. Although investment in technological infrastructure is a prerequisite, investing in inclusive capacity-building to adapt to existing technology is just as important.

Food Security & Agriculture

Increasing Healthcare demands

Undernourishment

Water & Sanitation

Increase of Non-Communicable diseases

Underdeveloped Infrastructure (v.industries)

Ageing population

Access to and affordable care

Lack of Funding and Resources for Education

Talent & Resources Gap

Access to Finance

Employment

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