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Article

State Program of Innovative Development: Back to the old track

Belarusian Yearbook. 2017. P. 152-159.
Translator: M. Bence, V. Hapeyeva, A. Kuznetsov, V. Kuznetsov.
Editor of translation: M. Nuijens.

The first year of the implementation of the State Program of Innovative Development for 2016–2020 was not very encouraging for Belarusian science. It announces a number of ambitious projects designed to upgrade the Belarusian economy and enhance its competitiveness globally. However, it does not provide for any significant changes in terms of implementation, and just repeats the concept, format and structure of previous programs with all their shortcomings. The results of 2016 show that with respect to most scientific and innovative development indicators, alarming trends persist and negative symptoms continue to aggravate.