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Title Closing the gap in education and technology / by David de Ferranti [and others]
Published Washington, D.C. : World Bank, [2003]
©2003
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 216 pages) : illustrations
Series World Bank Latin American and Caribbean studies
World Bank Latin American and Caribbean studies.
Contents Ch. 1. Introduction and Summary: Skills Upgrading and Innovation Policies -- Ch. 2. The Gaps That Matter Most -- Ch. 3. How Technology and Skills Interact: The Evidence for Latin America and the Caribbean -- Ch. 4. Closing the Skills Gap: Education Policies -- Ch. 5. Closing the Skills Gap: Training Policies -- Ch. 6. Technological Transitions and Elements of Technology Policy -- Ch. 7. Networks and National Innovation Systems
Summary Annotation Closing the Gap in Education and Technology argues that many countries in the Latin American and Caribbean region have been improving education and social risk management systems so that they are now ready to benefit from the rewards associated with creating stronger trade and technology ties with countries that are more technologically advanced
Annotation The fundamental elements to unlocking the potential of technology to speed up economic growth in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are investing in education, opening up new technologies through foreign trade and investment, and encouraging private sector research and development. Closing the Gap in Education and Technology advises Latin American and Caribbean governments to address the region's deficits in skills and technology, and thereby boost productivity, ultimately improving growth prospects. To close this "productivity gap" in the region, the report calls for a range of policy approaches and strategies, depending on a country's level of development. It identifies three progressive stages in a country's technological evolution A? adoption, adaptation, and creation A? and observes that policies should be designed to address the particular challenges that accompany each stage. In conclusion, Closing the Gap in Education and Technology argues that many countries in the Latin American and Caribbean region have been improving education and social risk management systems so that they are now ready to benefit from the rewards associated with creating stronger trade and technology ties with countries that are more technologically advanced
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-216)
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212 MiAaHDL
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Subject Education -- Economic aspects -- Latin America.
Education -- Effect of technological innovations on -- Latin America.
Form Electronic book
Author De Ferranti, David M.
ISBN 058546314X (electronic bk.)
0821351729
9780585463148 (electronic bk.)
9780821351727