Background Paper / Innovación, Sustentabilidad, Desarrollo e Inclusión Social: Lecciones desde América Latina

English version of this paper El presente manuscrito es uno de una serie de documentos de trabajo relacionados con experiencias regionales sobre ideas propuestas por el Nuevo Manifiesto del Centro STEPS de la Universidad de Sussex en el Reino Unido, luego de discusiones de mesa redonda llevadas a cabo en Venezuela, Argentina y Colombia en…

Background Paper / Innovation, Sustainability, Development and Social Inclusion: Lessons from Latin America

By Elisa Arond, Iokiñe Rodríguez, Valeria Arza, Francisco Herrera and Myriam Sánchez This paper is one of a series of working papers relating regional experiences to ideas proposed by the New Manifesto, following on round table discussions held in Venezuela, Argentina, and Colombia in 2010.

Report: New Models of Technology Assessment for Development

By Adrian Ely, Patrick Van Zwanenberg and Andy Stirling The report builds on work previously conducted as part of the Manifesto and research carried out during the first phase of the STEPS Centre. It explores the role that ‘new models’ of technology assessment can play in improving the lives of poor and vulnerable populations in…

Manifesto translated into Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Spanish

Innovation, Sustainability, Development: A New Manifesto was originally published in English, but the Manifesto project has involved discussions in many countries. We would like people around the world to be able to join in the debate and action, so the following translated versions are now available: Arabic >> Innovation, Sustainability, Development: A New Manifesto in…

Manifesto: print/PDF version

Innovation, Sustainability, Development: A New Manifesto recommends new ways of linking science and innovation to development for a more sustainable, equitable and resilient future. The full text is now available to download free. You can order a hard copy from the IDS shop, at a cost of £5. >> Innovation, Sustainability, Development: A New Manifesto…

The Multimedia Manifesto

The multimedia version of Innovation, Sustainability, Development: A New Manifesto, is exactly the same text as the printed  version but helps bring the issues raised to life with video, audio and other materials.

List of all the background papers

For a quick overview of the topics covered by our background papers, all of the titles are listed here: list-of-new-manifesto-background-papers (pdf 67kb) You can view or download any of these titles for free by clicking on the links or going to the appropriate posts below.

Background Paper / Trends in the Global Distribution of R&D Since the 1970s: Data, their Interpretation and Limitations

By Elisa Arond and Martin Bell The 1970 ‘Sussex Manifesto’ was one of the earliest global policy reports to use statistical data about R&D that were starting to become available on an internationally comparable basis, though only in a very sketchy form for developing countries. It demonstrated the marginal position of that group of countries…

Background paper / The Global Redistribution of Innovation: Lessons from China and India

By Adrian Ely and Ian Scoones In the 40 years since the original “Sussex Manifesto”, the global landscape of science, technology and innovation has altered radically. The emergence of new centres of innovation in many of what were in 1970 grouped as “developing countries” has important implications not only for those interested in maintaining the…

Background paper / Innovation Capabilities and Directions of Development

By Martin Bell The central challenge in the original Sussex Manifesto centred on massively increasing the developing countries’ scientific and technological capabilities for creating new knowledge and shaping the technologies they used. It also stressed the need for radical change in the national and international contexts within which those capabilities would be accumulated and used.