National Academy of Sciences of Bolivia: Priorities and Challenges. IANAS Conference and General Assembly Ottawa, Ontario, Canada August 26 – 28, 2010. Bolivia´s challenges today. Social and economic development : 37.7 % of the population live in extreme poverty,
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IANAS Conference and General Assembly
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
August 26 – 28, 2010
37.7 % of the population live in extreme poverty,
59.9 % of the population in moderate poverty
9.8 % of the population between 18 and 24
years old are unemployed
92.7 % of coverage at the primary level,
75.6 % of completion of the 8th grade
73.1 % of the population with access to
Bolivia´s challenges today (cont´d) Challenges
Bolivia´s opportunities Challenges
To become effective at promoting technology and scientific development; and at acting as a link between scientists, engineers, institutions and Government so that scientific knowledge and technology advancements can be effectively implemented by Government and private institutions for the wellness of Bolivian society at large.