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NSF Director Subra Suresh, Science Diplomats Club Breakfast,
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Slide title: National R&D Expenditures and Share of World Total, by Region: 2007

Slide words: Billions of U.S. PPP Dollars
PPP = purchasing power parity
World total = $1,107

Slide image: World map showing worldwide R&D expenditures in 2007 in billions of U.S. PPP (purchasing power parity) dollars
North America: $393 (35.5%)
South America & Caribbean: $26 (2.4%)
Europe (Western, Central, Eastern): $313 (28.2%)
Africa & Middle East: $15 (1.3%)
Asia (East, South, West): $343 (31.0%)
Pacific: $18 (1.6%)

Image source: Science and Engineering Indicators 2010

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