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National Database of R&D in Lebanon


Content and Objectives


As part of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, countries have pledged to “Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation”.  In particular, SDG Target 9.5 aims to “enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities of industrial sectors in all countries, in particular developing countries, including, by 2030, encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers per 1 million people and public and private research and developments pending”.

Providing comparable and timely available data on R&D is therefore crucial to plan and monitor R&D efforts in a country. In this framework, the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) produces key indicators to monitor progress towards this SDG target.

To present, no data for R&D indicators is available or provided by Lebanon. The current study aims to present first-time data for Lebanon on indicators specified by UIS to give a better idea of R&D in the country.


By clicking the link, you can access the flyer of the study: Database of R and D in Lebanon