A preventive HIV vaccine offers the best hope for ending the AIDS pandemic. Scientific evidence suggests that an HIV vaccine is possible, and funding for HIV vaccine research and development (R&D) has increased substantially in recent years. The speed of progress toward an HIV vaccine will depend on the management of the effort as well as on its scale, however, and organizational issues have been the subject of vigorous debate.
The discussion elaborated on themes from Smita Srinivas's Market Menagerie: Health and Development in Late Industrial States—a far-reaching analysis of technological advance and market regulation of the biotech and pharmaceutical industries in India, Brazil, China, Nigeria, and South Africa—as a springboard into the difficult responsibilities of reporting across media and cultural divides.
The Technological Change Lab (TCLab) is a research and advisory program with international scope, with a focus on economic development in developing economies. Our focus is on processes of technological change - it's origins and implications in industry sectors, technological innovations, employment patterns, and urban and regional transformation. Every change involves considering questions of redistribution, equality, and inclusion - and what policies and planning processes will best meet these issues.