Developing contextual STI data at the continental level is key for effective decision making. In this context, the project, “Assessment of science, technology and innovation (ST&I) metrics in Africa” represents an exciting opportunity to use past and ongoing research to help governments, other policy makers, and donors make decision on future investment both in ST&I and in the collection of data to better measure and assess ST&I. The project aims to develop a scoreboard that can be used to measure performance of STI across African countries, in relation to their relevance for achieving societal goals.
• An in-depth literature review providing a background on science, technology and innovation indicator frameworks applied in Africa and other contexts.
• A report on science, technology and innovation metrics in Africa
• A dashboard/scoreboard that is user friendly and easily accessible with a core set of comparable indicators (e.g. on Excel) that can manipulated as per the user’s preference e.g. with drop down options to sort by country, sector, level of investment etc.
• A set of stand-alone country briefs summarizing a scoreboard or dashboard of the key indicator performance for each country.
• An academic paper on the assessment of science, technology and innovation metrics in Africa.
Use/adoption of the dashboard developed by African stakeholders to inform policy processes and decisions Inform support for continuous research into new indicators for the African continent and beyond.