Breakthroughs for Development

Science  22 Jul 2011:
Vol. 333, Issue 6041, pp. 385
DOI: 10.1126/science.1210733

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There are many ways to describe the goal of international development, but one is to think of it as changing a situation in which billions of people have access to the benefits of science and technology while billions do not. Throughout history, some of the greatest successes in development have come from extending the reach of scientific and technological breakthroughs to those who lacked access. We must continue to harness the ingenuity of the world's top researchers and scientific leaders to achieve development goals.