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African Digital Laser Breakthrough Promises Future Innovation

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY For decades many African countries have experienced low investment in research and development (R&D) and scientific innovation. One of the few nations to benefit from a sophisticated university network and research and development sector was South Africa. It still ranks top on the continent for funding […]

African Digital Laser Breakthrough Promises Future Innovation

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY For decades many African countries have experienced low investment in research and development (R&D) and scientific innovation. One of the few nations to benefit from a sophisticated university network and research and development sector was South Africa. It still ranks top on the continent for […]

Indian Newspapers Thrive with Economy

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY The onslaught of digital media in the developed countries of the world regularly brings pronouncements of the death of the traditional newspaper. But this assumption of digital triumph misses out on the reality in countries across the global South. As incomes rise and literacy levels […]

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Technological Innovation Alive in Brazil

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY  The growing digital economy in the global South is giving rise to a new generation of entrepreneurs and innovators. A University of California paper by Naazneen Barma found explosive potential in poorer countries to innovate, and challenged the view of developing countries as passive market places […]