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Colombia - Strengthening the National System of Science, Technology, and Innovation Project (English)

The objectives of the Strengthening the National System of Science, Technology, and Innovation Project for Colombia are to strengthen Administrative Department of Science, Technology and Innovation (COLCIENCIAS') capacity to promote human capital for the knowledge economy, research and development (R&D) and innovation; and raise awareness of science, technology and innovation in the Colombian society. There are four components to the project, the first component being strengthening COLCIENCIAS' operational and policy-making capacity; institutional strengthening of the science, technology and innovation national system. Strengthening of COLCIENCIAS' operational and policy-making capacity including: the enhancement of its organization, human resource capabilities and business processes; the improvement of its strategic and sector planning and policy-making; and the improvement of its capacity to monitor, evaluate and manage the project. The second component is the strengthening COLCIENCIAS' capacity to promote development of human capital for science and technology. Strengthening of COLCIENCIAS' capacity to promote the development of human capital for the knowledge economy through: the financing of investment pilots to promote: the labor market insertion of doctoral graduates; linkages between Colombian and non-Colombian scientists and the Colombian diaspora; and the provision of technical assistance. The third component is the strengthening COLCIENCIAS' capacity to promote research and innovation; investment for research and innovation. Finally, the fourth component is the promoting social dissemination of science, technology and innovation, and institutional communication.


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    Colombia - Strengthening the National System of Science, Technology, and Innovation Project

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    Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadistica;small and medium enterprise;financing of investment;human capital;Education for the Knowledge Economy;financial and private sector development;economic and social policy;information and communication technology;Research and Innovation;economic and financial analysis;real gross domestic product;tax burden on corporations;protection property right;Export Development and Competitiveness;dissemination of knowledge;international good practice;provision of good;demand for knowledge;advanced human capital;Science and Technology;institutional strengthening;knowledge of science;human resource capability;development of innovation;global economic crisis;knowledge institution;Labor Market;economic growth rate;industry and trade;condition of effectiveness;readiness for implementation;access to knowledge;investment in innovation;Exchange Rates;displacement of people;Public Sector Governance;fixed spread;system Financial;secondary education student;human capital formation;tertiary education system;tertiary education sector;peer review process;free trade agreement;flexible exchange rate;strengthening human resources;collaboration between university;positive spillover effect;introducing new products;quality assurance process;labor productivity growth;total factor productivity;higher education student;per capita income;colombian society;innovation activity;competitive funds;evaluation framework;scientific skill;productive sector;



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Colombia - Strengthening the National System of Science, Technology, and Innovation Project (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.