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1 WELCOME TO Created by the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science in Latin America and the Caribbean The Science Policy Information Network Latin America and the Caribbean

2 Created by the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science in Latin America and the Caribbean SPIN: The Science Policy Information Network in LAC Select an option Let's go! What?Why? What for? Partners YOU Users Conceptual framework

3 SPIN is a new and revolutionary tool for decision-makers and STI policy experts, developed by the Science Policy Programme of the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science in Latin America and the Caribbean. The SPIN concept is based on a recently designed methodology for the standardization and systematization of data in science, technology and innovation policies, and consists of a cluster of six databases coupled to innovative graphic and analytic tools. What is SPIN?

4 Celebrating its sixty years, the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science in LAC seeks to consolidate its regional function as Clearing House for Science Policy Information. SPIN is therefore part of a regional information strategy that combines this platform with the new Series of Science Policy Studies and Documents in LAC (Vol. I and II available on and –of course- on SPIN). + + Why SPIN?

5 To provide Member States with first hand and up-to-date information on STI Policy development in Latin America and the Caribbean, through dynamic and participatory processes of information generation. The aim of SPIN

6 SPIN went on line in September active users, mainly in governments, at all levels (incl. Ministers). Each user enters 2 to 3 times a month, with a total of 1000 to 1500 monthly visits. 2 Gigabytes average monthly downloads. Overall top users are Argentina, Peru, Uruguay, USA and Venezuela. Venezuela has been #1 in Jan ECLAC website is the external website that has directed more visits to SPIN. SPIN users

7 Partners and data contributors (among others): UNESCO Member States UNESDOC SPIN partners Regional Bureau for Science in Latin America and the Caribbean UNESCO Institute for Statistics

8 SPIN depends largely on the contributions from partners in the Member States. Youre invited to contribute with first hand up-to-date information on your country, your sub-region, or the region as a whole, as well as to assist us identifying new information sources. Your position is strategic to have access to quality and trustful data. SPIN partners: You

9 Conceptual Framework

10 Signing up is mandatory

11 Created by the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science in Latin America and the Caribbean WELCOME TO SPIN Start using SPIN by selecting an option on either the graphic or text menu

12 STI Systems In figures: (countries) 27 LAC 1 CARICOM Search options: By country

13 Legal Frameworks In figures: (countries) 21 LAC 4 Caribbean Search options: By country

14 STI Policy Instruments In figures: (countries) 900 STI policy instruments Search options: Description Goals and targets Type of mechanism Beneficiaries

15 Search options: By country Country search

16 In figures: Economy 32 S&T 175 Social 18 Governance 12 Innovation 47 Energy 26 Environment 30 Gender 76 Some STI indicators series start in 1966 Search options by: Indicator Region/ country Year Customizable: region, appearance, chart type Indicators

17 STI cooperation bodies In figures: 170 descriptions of national and international organizations and NGOs Search options: Area of cooperation Beneficiaries Geographical regions Types of cooperation

18 Virtual Library In figures: 700 UNESCO titles on STI- related subjects Search options: Title Author Keyword UNESCO themes and collections

19 Full translation into English & French Presentation to stakeholders: Increase and expand the geographical scope of users Obtain inputs from Member States for improvement and data expansion. Systematic periodic updates Expansion beyond LAC, with UIS and UNESCO Headquarters (PSD division)? Next steps: SPIN 1.1

20 THANK YOU! Created by the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science in Latin America and the Caribbean VISIT or contact us at


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