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Title Accelerating catch-up : tertiary education for growth in SSA / AFTHD (World Bank), DECRG (World Bank)
Published Washington, D.C. : World Bank, ©2008


Description 1 online resource (xxxi, 180 pages) : illustrations
Series Directions in development. Human development
Directions in development (Washington, D.C.). Human development.
Contents Foreword; Acknowledgments; External Advisory Panel Members; Acronyms; Executive Summary; Chapter 1 Introduction and Context; Figure 1.1 New Commitments for Education by Sub-Sector FY1990-2008; Table 1.1 World Bank Financing for Education in Sub-Saharan Africa, FY1990-FY2008; Table 1.2 Private Returns to Primary vs. Tertiary Education; Table 1.3 Growth and Sectoral Indicators; Table 1.4 Remittances and Foreign Assistance; Table 1.5 Exports of Goods and Services; Table 1.6 Share of Engineering, Food, and Garment Exports in Selected Countries, 2001-06
Summary Sub-Saharan Africa has recently enjoyed a surge in economic growth due to the rising prices of its commodities and natural resources. To sustain this growth in the face of intensifying global competition, African countries may wish to align their tertiary education and research systems more closely to national economic development based on a deepening of technological capabilities and local labor markets. This will require governments and societies to make strategic choices and targeted investments in specific types of training, specific disciplinary areas, and specific institutions. The succe
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 135-157) and index
Notes English
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Subject Education, Higher -- Economic aspects -- Africa, Sub-Saharan
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industries -- General.
Economic policy.
Education, Higher -- Economic aspects.
SUBJECT Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Economic policy
Subject Sub-Saharan Africa.
Form Electronic book
Author World Bank. AFTHD.
World Bank. DECRG.
LC no. 2008035536
ISBN 9780821377390