This background paper serves as an Annex to the United Nation’s Guidebook for the Preparation of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) for SDGs Roadmaps. Its purpose is to provide an overview of the existing methodologies and approaches that can be used to develop the Roadmaps. While the first framework for STI for SDGs Roadmaps has been proposed in the UN Guidebook, multiple United Nations (UN) Agencies and other organisations have developed approaches over the years that can successfully support different steps in the new methodology, depending on the capacity and specific needs of interested countries, subnational territories or international partnerships.
The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (EC-JRC), with the help of international experts, has led the work on this background paper. To ensure the quality and robustness of the materials contained in this paper, in reviewing the methodologies the authors have consulted the respective member organisations of the United Nations Interagency Task Team on STI for SDGs Roadmaps and other international partners, including the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UN-ESCO), United Nations Industrial Development Or-ganization (UNIDO), Transformative Innovation Policy Consortium (TIPC), the World Bank (WB) and G-STIC.