عنوان مقاله [English]
The Fifth Economic Development Plan Act plays a key role in the realization of the 20-Year Perspective Plan’s goals because the former plan contains guidelines about the general characteristics of the growth and development of various sectors, including the science and technology sector. The goal of this research is to answer this basic question: has the Fifth Economic Development Plan Act paid due attention to policies underlined by other large-scale instruments? This is a descriptive-analytical study using content analysis and documentary method. The cohort includes certain large-scale instruments including nine instruments which have been selected in a purposive way as sample of available instruments. Note taking, checklist and researcher-designed forms have been main tools used to gather data. An analytical and descriptive method has been used to analyze the data. Based on the findings, major policies have been divided in such categories as culture, education, technology, empowerment of human resources and development of infrastructure, trans-sectoral and international cooperation, accountability, encouragement and participation. Finally, the part of the Fifth Economic Development Plan Act related to science and technology has been compared with the main policies of other large-scale instruments. Findings show that due attention has been paid to policies prescribed by the large-scale instruments for the formulation of those articles of the Fifth Economic Development Plan Act which are related to science and technology.