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By de Ferranti D., Perry G.E., Indermit S.G.

The worldwide wisdom economic climate is remodeling the calls for of the exertions marketplace in economies all over the world. it truly is putting new calls for on voters, who desire extra abilities and data to operate of their day by day lives than might be obtained in formal schooling structures alone.Lifelong studying — from early adolescence to retirement — is schooling for the data financial system, and it truly is as an important in transition and constructing economies because it is within the built world.A roadmap for policymakers in constructing nations to the major concerns and demanding situations of schooling in a data economic climate, this ebook explores the ways that lifelong studying structures motivate development. The authors talk about the altering nature of studying and the increasing position of the non-public region in schooling and coaching world-wide. In an in depth and useful means, they think about the coverage and financing suggestions on hand to governments looking to meet the lifelong wishes in their freshmen.

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Labor market flexibility and deep financial sectors (in par- IPR Low Increase protection of ineellecrual market access ticular, access to venture capital) become more important in this stage as an increasingly larger number of firms engage in technological and skills upgrading. R&D and natural resoLurces) Low R&DLow Improvement of investment climate property rights (TRIPS consistent) ~~~~~Establish competitive subsidy schemes to promote private R&D ICT Networks Most Latin American countries, such as Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Panama, Low Incipient Fragmented Development of ICT infrastructure Promote university-firm linkages Increase support to emerging innovation clusters the Repiblica Bolivariana de Venezuela, and the Englishspeaking Caribbean countries, are in different phases of this What is noteworthy is that newly advanced countries such stage.

That late entry into primary school 21 CHAPTER 2 The Gaps That Matter Most T HE CENTRAL PROPOSITION OF THIS REPORT ISTHAT SKILLS AND TECHNOLOGY _ interact in important ways, and are a fundamental reason for the large observed differences in productivity across countries. Focusing on gaps in productivity, technology, and education is a natural way of considering differences in welfare across nations, and goes back (at least) to the work of economic historian Alexander Gerschenkron. (Gerschenkron, 1962; see also Fagerberg, 1994).

8 years). But educational attainment in many Latin American coun- ___ _ __ _ _ _ _ tries is still very low. 1 presents a scatter-plot of ' the mean years of schooling of the labor force aged 25 and are embodied in capital). All increases in skill, increases in older relative to per capita GDP, as well as the correspond- technology, as well as any interaction effects between skill ing regression line. (Note that here, as throughout this chap- and technology on growth will therefore be captured by this ter, the regression includes all of the countries in the world for which data are available-in this case 105 countries.

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