OECD Report on Meeting Global Challenges through Better Governance

Jul 2012

In recent years, the need to address social and environmental challenges has grown in urgency. Climate change, global health, food security and many other global challenges across national borders and affect a wide range of actors. Yet, in most cases, single governments cannot provide effective solutions. Global challenges call for co-operation
on a global scale to build capacity in science, technology and innovation (STI) at both national and international levels. How can international co-operation in STI be scaled up
and its scope broadened? How do different modes of governance of international cooperation in STI function and which modes lead to effective and efficient collaboration?

To tackle these issues the OECD’s Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy (CSTP) established a Steering Group on International Co-operation on Science, Technology and Innovation for Global Challenges (STIG) to explore the governance frameworks of international STI collaborations that address global challenges. To carry out the work,
Delegates nominated an international group of experts to prepare the case studies compiled in this volume and to undertake a more in-depth analysis of the main dimensions of

Meeting Global Challenges through Better Governance.