Context of our Work: A Knowledge Society for All

It is acknowledged that in order to transform their economies, developing countries will require sustained investments in education, innovation systems, infrastructure (including Information and Communication Technology) and implementation of policies that support such knowledge-based economic transformation. In addition, enabling economic environments and strong knowledge institutions are needed. The link between knowledge and economic development is shown in the two maps below.

Education in the emerging knowledge society is critically important: not only is it the source of basic skills, it is also the foundation for the development of new knowledge and innovation.

Education's contribution to socio-economic development is multi-faceted and much deeper than previously thought. Education has become more closely related and interlinked with innovation, knowledge creation, development of creative capacities and the ability to exploit and absorb progressive technologies like ICT that in-turn spur economic development.

 

World of Knowledge from Worldmapper

World of Money from Worldmapper