The evaluation by the OECD says that Mexico has made slow progress to foster growth in its scientific innocation, which is evident in the fact the research that members of the National Science Union carry out doesn't have an impact on the knowledge generated in the country, which in turn causes low international competitiveness.
It says that Mexican researchers should have greater links with industries and links, so that their work is used to make the country grow and to allow Mexico to compete with the emerging economies.
It also says that the if government doesn't allocate resource for science and technology, it will be impossible to count on a boost of innovation, which will leave the country struggling with poverty and unemployment.
Friday, December 31, 2010
OECD: Not Enough Scientists
The OECD, while acknowledging significant improvement in the past decade, worries about Mexico's decrepit scientific establishment: