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Skills & Innovation Policy

Innovation Policy   

The Skills & Innovation Policy (SIP) program of the World Bank Institute's Growth and Crisis practice provides policy advice to client countries on four Knowledge Economy (KE) pillars: economic and institutional regime, education, innovation, and Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to help them make the transition to a KE.
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Feature - Building 21st Century Knowledge Economies for Job Growth and Competitiveness in the Middle East & North Africa

MENA Knowledge Economy

Building on over seven years of successful collaboration with the MENA region on Knowledge Economy issues, the World Bank Institute’s Growth and Crisis Practice, together with the Tunisian government and the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) hosted a high-level conference in Tunis.  Read More

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Key Highlights

Past Events:

spacer Global Innovation Policy Course, Washington D.C., June 14-18, 2010. 

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 Leveraging Diasporas to Scale Up Social Entrepreneurship in Human Development: the Experience of Coptic Orphans. Washington DC, September 15, 2009. spacer

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Publications:

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spacer Agribusiness and Innovation Systems in Africa.spacer This book examines how agricultural innovation arises in four African countries – Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda – through the lens of agribusiness, public policies, and specific value chains for food staples, high value products, and livestock.

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spacerKnowledge and Innovation for Competitiveness in Brazil.Written by Alberto Rodriguez, Carl Dahlman, Jamil Salmi. April 2008.

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spacerBuilding Knowledge Economies: Advanced Strategies for Development.This book by the Skills & Innovation Policy program is a synthesis of over seven years of research and operational work of working with client countries on building knowledge economies and developing knowledge economy strategies.spacer

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spacerMexico's Transition to a Knowledge-Based Economy: Challenges and Opportunities.spacer Written by Yevgeny Kuznetsov and Carl Dahlman. March 2008.

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spacerEnhancing China's Competitiveness through Lifelong LearningspacerThis 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.

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