Monday, May 13, 2013

Three Good Websites from the World Bank

Here are three good websites from the World Bank. Two are . They should interest readers of this blog:

  • Knowledge Management -- from the Knowledge for Development (K4D) program: This initiative "aims to enhance the capacity of development-oriented organizations in the client countries to achieve greater impact through the application of knowledge management tools and practices."
  • The Knowledge Economy: "In the past few decades, the Bank has gained significant experience involving over $4.2 billion financing related to projects in Innovation Systems and Knowledge Economy area. These interventions have been most extensive in building National Innovation Systems. (including upgrading MSTQ systems, strengthening Intellectual Property Rights Regimes, restructuring public R&D Institutions, establishing venture capital funds, supporting firm-level innovation and technology development, setting up technology centers and Technoparks, etc.) This divergent, varied and extensive experience in assisting client countries to enhance growth and competitiveness has been accumulated in various pockets across the Sectors and Regions of the Bank."
  • Science, Technology, and Innovation - Publications: World Bank reports explore various aspects of science, technology and innovation policy in developing countries. Of the many publications produced by the World Bank, the website provides a selection that may be of particular importance in today’s context:

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