Finally, an aid policy that really makes sense, and–collectively–it may work as a global economic stimulus as well.
A United Nations agency said on Thursday it was giving researchers in least developed countries subscriptions to scientific journals worth $400,000 a year, to help spur more worldwide inventions.
said the 50 LDC countries would get some 64 technical publications free online, while 58 more developing nations would get them for $1,000 a year.
These kinds of projects are so rare, I think because the benefits are so vague and impossible to measure. Policy makers, generally, can not pursue projects without a defined, positive outcome. The difference here, presumably, is the very low cost of the project. Subscriptions worth $400,000, but nobody is subscribing from these places anyway.
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