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Capacity building: The road from Rio

Are think-tanks staffed by scientists a luxury that only rich nations can afford? Ehsan Masood meets the founders of four institutes that set out to help poorer nations to think for themselves.

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See Editorial, page 1 . Ehsan Masood writes about science in developing countries.

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Masood, E. Capacity building: The road from Rio. Nature 451, 8–11 (2008).

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