The Science, Technology and Innovation Policy system in Latin America: Current Trends, Rationales, and Challenges
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This article first analyzes the evolution of the STI policy system, the changes in policy rationales and instruments, and their orientation, and goals in four countries: Brazil, Colombia, Panama and Uruguay. Secondly it critically reviews these trends with regards to two crucial and complementary challenges and goals of STI policies in the LAC region in particular, and developing countries in general: economic growth, and social inclusion. Finally, it proposes a set of criteria and guidelines for advancing towards the evaluation of the different landscapes and functioning dynamics of the STI policy system in these countries.