Where international development and gender equality meet in science: a bibliometric analysis

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This study examines how international development and gender equality reinforce one another through the introduction  and  implementation  of  mechanisms  to  (1) promote women’s  engagement  in  scientific  and technological advancements that hold potent promises for developing countries and the attainment of United Nation’s (UN) sustainable development goals (SDGs), and to (2) orient more scientific activities toward promoting gender equality (SDG5). It addresses these two dimensions and answers three main questions: (1) to what extent scientificeffortsarealignedwiththeachievementSDGs,(2)whereSDG5(Genderequality)standsinthese scientific efforts, and finally (3) whois involved in the scientific advancements that contribute to the success of SDGsandSDG5,intermsofdisciplines,countries,economies,andgender.Thefindingscallfortheneedto support more research in relation to SDGs, particularly SDG5, which could potentially reinforcethe engagement of more women in science from both developing and developed nations. The results of this study thus have great implicationsforbothdevelopedanddevelopingnationsandunderpintheimportanceofcross-dimensional analysis, which is often overlooked in retention and inclusion policies of women in S&T.

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