Inadequate research and development on problems of development

Most global research and development is devoted to military purposes or the commercial objectives of large corporations. Little of that is of direct relevance to the conditions prevailing in developing countries. Furthermore, little of that effort addresses the pressing issues facing developing countries, such as arid-land agriculture or the control of tropical diseases. Insufficient is done to adapt recent innovations in materials technology, energy conservation, information technology and biotechnology to the needs of developing countries.
Broader Problems:
Imbalanced research activity
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET