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Building Knowledge-Based Economies in Africa: A Systematic Review of Policies and Strategies

Simplice Asongu () and Nicholas Odhiambo ()

No 19/072, Working Papers of the African Governance and Development Institute. from African Governance and Development Institute.

Abstract: Compared to other regions of the world, Africa is lagging in its drive toward knowledge-based economies. This study systematically reviews the literature in order to highlight the policies and strategies with which African countries can accelerate their current drive towards building knowledge-based economies. These are discussed in terms of three pillars of the World Bank’s knowledge economy framework. They are the indices for: (i) education and skilled population, (ii) information and communication technology and (iii) economic incentives and institutional regime.

Keywords: Knowledge economy; Development; Africa (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O10 O30 O38 O55 O57 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 26
Date: 2019-01
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cse, nep-ict, nep-knm and nep-ore
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Forthcoming: Journal of the Knowledge Economy

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