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Information Economy Report 2007-2008

Science and Technology for Development - The New Paradigm of ICT

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The world economy is increasingly driven by technological innovations. UNCTAD’s Information Economy Report 2007-2008 analyses the current and potential contributions of information and communications technology (ICT) to knowledge creation and diffusion. It looks at how developing countries use technology to generate innovations that improve the livelihoods of the poor and support enterprise competitiveness. It also examines the impact of ICTs on productivity and growth, international trade and employment in developing countries.

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ICT, e-business and innovation policies in developing countries

As economies, mostly in the developed world, but increasingly in developing countries too, move towards an even more knowledge-intensive stage of evolution, understanding the role of the technologies that facilitate the accumulation, diffusion and absorption of knowledge in innovation-driven competition becomes crucially important. In particular, knowledge has long been recognized as one of the key factors underpinning innovation and, through it, economic growth and development in market economies.

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