Science, technology and innovation (STI) are increasingly important for social, economic and sustainable development. Achieving the 2030 Agenda by reaching the sustainable development goals will require policy instruments such as laws, competitive grants and public subsidies to be effective.

The UNESCO Global Observatory of Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Instruments (GO-SPIN) provides key information on STI governing bodies, legal frameworks, policy instruments and a long-term series of indicators for evidence-based policy analysis, design and foresight studies.

GO-SPIN is an online, open access platform for decision-makers, knowledge- brokers, specialists and general-public, with a complete set of various information on STI policies.