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Building knowledge-based economies in Africa: Asystematic review of policies and strategies

Simplice Asongu () and Nicholas Odhiambo ()

No 25891, Working Papers from University of South Africa, Department of Economics

Abstract: Compared to other regions of the world, Africa is lagging in its drive toward knowledge-basedeconomies. This study systematically reviews the literature in order to highlight the policies andstrategies with which African countries can accelerate their current drive towards buildingknowledge-based economies. These are discussed in terms of three pillars of the World Bank?sknowledge 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)
Date: 2019-10
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