World Development Report 1998/1999 : Knowledge for Development

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2124
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World Development Report
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World Bank
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2012-04-06T19:46:06Z
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2012-04-06T19:46:06Z
dc.date.issued
1998
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2017-12-14T05:18:28Z
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This is the twenty-first in the annual series assessing major development issues. This report acknowledges that knowledge, not capital, is the key to sustained economic growth and improvements in human well-being. It distinguishes between two sorts of knowledge: knowledge about technology, called technical knowledge or simply know-how, and knowledge about attributes, that is, knowledge about products, processes, or institutions. The report focuses on the relationship between the unequal distribution in know-how (knowledge gaps) across and within countries and the difficulties posed by having incomplete knowledge of attributes (information problems). In the first of three parts, the report discusses the importance of knowledge to development, and the risks and opportunities that the information revolution poses for developing countries. It then examines three critical steps that developing countries must take to narrow knowledge gaps: acquiring knowledge, absorbing knowledge, and communicating knowledge. Part 2 discusses the nature and extent of information problems, specific information problems, and three areas where information problems are most severe, namely in financial information, in environmental research, and in listening to the poor. Part 3 summarizes what knowledge and information requirements mean for developing government and international institution policies.
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dc.identifier.isbn
0-19-521118-9
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978-0-19-521118-4
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/5981
dc.language
English
dc.publisher
New York: Oxford University Press
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
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communications technologies
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information technology
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know-how
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knowledge for development
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knowledge gaps
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public goods
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technology transfer
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telecommunications services
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text
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access to knowledge
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World Development Report 1998/1999
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Knowledge for Development
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okr.globalpractice
Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management
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Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience
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Agriculture
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Education
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Transport and ICT
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yes
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10.1596/978-0-1952-1118-4
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en
okr.peerreview
Academic Peer Review
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Macroeconomics and Economic Growth
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Agriculture
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Rural Development
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Information and Communication Technologies
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Education
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1 of 1

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