[Duraspace] Why the usual figures for knowledge production are just the tip of the iceberg

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Tue Apr 22 12:46:43 SAST 2014

The other week we came across this infographic posted by the Oxford
Internet Institute, showing the geography of academic knowledge. As is
instantly clear, Europe and North America dominate the production of
academic research, with Latin America, Africa and South Asia barely
visible. In fact only Nigeria and South Africa make it onto the map for
Africa, while the whole of central and Southern America is reduced to six
countries, and while Pakistan is just about visible alongside its larger
neighbour India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal (3 countries that INASP
works with) are entirely absent.

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