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UNU Merit

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UNU-MERIT is a joint research and training centre of United Nations University (UNU) and Maastricht University, The Netherlands. UNU-MERIT explores how countries can catch up in the unequal global playing field of the 21st century, without increasing inequality and social exclusion. This entails going beyond the traditional focus on domestic capacity building to analyse knowledge flows at the regional and global levels, and their impact on local development, employment, and productivity. As globalization leads to a constantly evolving economic, political and cultural landscape a key question is how knowledge production and learning processes can be managed in the interest of all society, and in ways that promote creativity, diversity and collaboration across a broad range of actors and institutions. The Centre's research and policy work brings to the forefront the complementary roles of states, research institutions, the private sector, civil society organizations and other actors in the creation and diffusion of knowledge to enhance equitable and environmentally sustainable economic development.


Keizer Karelplein 19
Maastricht 6211 TC
Phone: +31433884400
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