Science and Digitalization for A Better Future

Task Force 3

This task force focuses on science policy bottlenecks that are hindering the potential for scientific advances and digitalization to enhance human capital development, long term economic productivity, and system change.

It seeks to highlight the importance of approaching science and digitalization as international public goods. The task force’s agenda includes cross-border science and innovation policies, multilateral science financing architecture, digital infrastructure investment, digital security, connectivity and interoperability, and the development of frontier technology as a public good in fields such as biotechnology, spatial exploration, and polar research.

Suggested policy brief topics include: (i) the role of science, technology, and innovation in sustainable development and resilience across the G7 and Group of 20 (G20); (ii) cybersecurity and data privacy in a digitally connected world, digital education, and IT literacy and equality; (iii) the potential for science and inclusive methods and transformative innovation to generate sustainable food, water, and land systems at scale; (iv) and intellectual property rights regimes, their assets, and limitations.


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German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)
African Centre for Cities


Policy Research Institute, Nepal
Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE)
University of Johannesburg
People Centered Internet
European Scientific Society of Biomedical Engineering, UCBM
Hasso Plattner Institute
Edgemoor Research Institute
Data Economy Policy Hub
Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma
World Benchmarking Alliance
Lake Hub
Research Project Support Officer
German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)
German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)
International Food Policy Research Institute
International Food Policy Research Institute
Makerere University
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People Centered Internet
Institute of Development Studies
People Centered Internet