Summary Report of the 2012 UNESCO Institute for Statistics Innovation Metadata Collection

Summary Report of the 2012 UNESCO Institute for Statistics Innovation Metadata Collection

4 November, 2013

UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) communicated with Palestine Academy for Science and Technology (PALAST) concerning the 2012 Innovation Metadata Collection conducted by UIS.

PALAST has provided UIS with all studies done by Science, Technology Innovation Observatory (STIO) on the Palestinian Enterprises, which are;

  • Quarries and stone fabrication
  • Food and beverages.
  • Software Developer
  • Pharmaceutical

About UIS

The Science, Technology and Innovation Programme of the UIS aims to develop a database of cross-nationally comparable innovation statistics. The first step towards the establishment of this database was taken in 2011 by carrying out a pilot data collection of innovation statistics in a small group of countries. A global data collection, covering all countries with innovation surveys, will be launched in July 2013.

In preparation of this activity, the UIS has conducted an innovation metadata collection, which took place from September 2012 to April 2013, targeting mostly non-OECD and non-Eurostat countries. This UIS 2012 Innovation Metadata Collection gathered information on the methodological procedures of the most recent national innovation survey of countries and also allowed the identification of the key national contacts for innovation statistics.

This report  presents a summary of the innovation metadata collected, mainly in the form of figures and tables, covering some of the critical methodological aspects to be considered when producing and using innovation statistics. Of note is that this is a descriptive (and not an analytical) report.

A total of 26 countries completed the metadata questionnaire: Argentina, Azerbaijan, Belarus, China, China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Lesotho, Malaysia, Palestine, Panama,Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Serbia, Tunisia, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay and Zambia. For two of these countries (Argentina and Lao PDR) however the responses were restricted to the respondent details and therefore are not presented here.