• A
  • A
  • A
  • ABC
  • ABC
  • ABC
  • А
  • А
  • А
  • А
  • А
Regular version of the site

Article

Science and innovation in times of crisis: To be or not to be?

Belarusian Yearbook. 2016. P. 164-171.
Translator: M. Bence, V. Hapeyeva, A. Kuznetsov, V. Kuznetsov, T. Tulus.
Editor of translation: M. Nuijens.

The year 2015 was the time to sum up the results of the State Program of Innovative Development of Belarus (SPID) in 2011-2015. Despite all optimistic forecasts, GDP reserch intensity resulted from the implementation of SPID in 2011-2015 was lower (0.50%) than before the Program was launched (0.69 % as of 2010). Simply put, the 2011-2015 State Programm of Innovative Development was a complete failure: current GDP research intensity is half as high the threshold needed to ensure scientific and technological security (European Union experts set this threshold at 1.0%)