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China and the Knowledge Economy

The Skills and Innovation Policy (SIP) program had begun to work closely with Chinain 2000 to help its rapid transition towards a knowledge-based economy. A major report was published in 2001 to provide a comprehensive diagnosis of China's knowledge economy and outline policy recommendations on economic incentive regime, innovation, education and ICTs. As a follow up, the Program has provided analytical support for building a system of lifelong learning in China. It has also organized a series of learning events for Chinese policymakers, private sector executives, academia and other stakeholders.




arrowEnhancing China’s Competitiveness Through Lifelong Learning. This book summarises some of the key trends in the global environment and in the global education and training market. It provides context to the challenges that China is facing as it modernizes and integrates further into the global system. June 2007.


arrowThe Challenge of Lifelong Learning for Education Finance in China. This presentation by Carl Dahlman, Douglas Zhihua Zeng and Shuilin Wang was delivered at the conference on “Public Finance for a Harmonious Society.” Beijing , China, June 2006.


arrowChallenge of Knowledge Economy for Education and Training in China: Developing the Architecture for an Effective Life Long Learning System. Presentation by Carl Dahlman at the Life Long Learning International Forum , China, 2004 (PDF, 202Kb)


arrowChina and the Knowledge Economy: Seizing the 21st Century. (PDF, 224Kb) Comprehensive Knowledge Economy Assessment, 2001. Also download the book overview. (PDF, 111Kb)


Learning Events


arrowInternational Conference on Technology Innovation, Private Sector Development, and Economic Growth. Hangzhou , China, May 2005.


arrowGlobal Innovation Policy Dialogue: India and China.  The event was designed to discuss issues related to the promotion of innovation in developing economies. April 2005.


arrowK4D Policy forum for Brazil, China, and India. A policy forum for high level policymakers and representatives from the private sector and civil society. March 2001.


All Available Downloads


Did not find what you are looking for? The search engine below provides access to all the downloadable SIP resources relevant to China’s strive towards knowledge economy, big and small – books, reports, policy notes and presentations. 


kam chart smallUse an interactive database - the Knowledge Assessment Methodology (KAM), to benchmark China's position in the global knowledge economy.


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