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Science, technology, innovation and capacity-building

In a major expansion of the Monterrey Consensus, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda stresses the importance of science, technology and innovation for economic growth and sustainable development and highlights the need for capacity building. The Addis Agenda notes with concern the uneven innovative capacity, connectivity and access to technology that exists within and between countries. Commitments contained in this action area aim to address these inequities, incentivize research and innovation for sustainable development and promote greater access to technologies through domestic policy and international cooperation.