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Finland as a knowledge economy 2.0 : lessons on policies and governance (English)

The technology and innovation landscape has changed considerably since 2006 when Finland as a Knowledge Economy: Elements of Success and Lessons Learned [see also report 39378] was first published by the World Bank Institute (WBI). ... See More +

Publication 86943 APR 08, 2014

Halme, Kimmo [Editor]; Lindy, Ilari [Editor]; Piirainen, Kalle A. [Editor]; Salminen, Vesa [Editor]; White, Justine [Editor]

Guinea - Decentralized Rural Electrification Project (English)

Ratings for the Decentralized Rural Electrification Project (PERD) for Guinea were as follows: outcomes were moderately satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was low or negligible, the Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR2935 MAR 28, 2014

Mongolia - Multi-Sectoral Technical Assistance Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 86819 MAR 27, 2014

Regulatory assessment toolkit : a practical methodology for assessing (English)

In recent years, services tradability has increased. Services that previously required the physical proximity between the consumer and the producer can now be delivered across borders. ... See More +

Publication 86024 MAR 10, 2014

Molinuevo, Martin; Saez, Sebastian

Human capital for the oil, gas, and minerals industries (English)

The key messages for this brief are as follows: 1) Africa has a window of opportunity to enlarge the economic benefits from its booming oil, gas, and minerals industries; 2) The lack of specialized expertise is a major bottleneck obstructing the potential for more well-paid jobs and home-grown supplier companies; 3) Significant skills shortages exist both in terms of numbers and quality, particularly within the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM fields); 4) Establishing public private partnerships and regional centers of excellence is key to building these specializations; and 5) The World Bank is supporting 10 African countries as they train workers for the extractive industries. ... See More +

Brief 85714 MAR 01, 2014

French

Human capital for the oil, gas, and minerals industries : Capital humain pour les industries du petrole, du gaz, et des mineraux (French)

The key messages for this brief are as follows: 1) Africa has a window of opportunity to enlarge the economic benefits from its booming oil, gas, and minerals industries; 2) The lack of specialized expertise is a major bottleneck obstructing the potential for more well-paid jobs and home-grown supplier companies; 3) Significant skills shortages exist both in terms of numbers and quality, particularly within the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM fields); 4) Establishing public private partnerships and regional centers of excellence is key to building these specializations; and 5) The World Bank is supporting 10 African countries as they train workers for the extractive industries. ... See More +

Brief 85714 MAR 01, 2014

English

The state of STEM research in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

The key messages in this brief are as follows: 1) Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)-related research output and impact are related to a region’s long-run economic development. 2) The overall publication output by Sub-Saharan Africa has increased over the past ten years, but not all subregions have grown at the same pace. 3) While relative output in the Health Sciences has increased, relative output in the Physical Sciences/STEM has been stagnant. 4) The impact of research in the Health Sciences is much greater than that in Physical Sciences/STEM, even after controlling for differences in citation norms. 5) Science is an international enterprise, and research collaboration is an important driver of success. ... See More +

Brief 86061 MAR 01, 2014

French

The state of STEM research in Sub-Saharan Africa : Situation de la recherche dans les STIM en Afrique subsaharienne (French)

The key messages in this brief are as follows: 1) Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)-related research output and impact are related to a region’s long-run economic development. 2) The overall publication output by Sub-Saharan Africa has increased over the past ten years, but not all subregions have grown at the same pace. 3) While relative output in the Health Sciences has increased, relative output in the Physical Sciences/STEM has been stagnant. 4) The impact of research in the Health Sciences is much greater than that in Physical Sciences/STEM, even after controlling for differences in citation norms. 5) Science is an international enterprise, and research collaboration is an important driver of success. ... See More +

Brief 86061 MAR 01, 2014

English

Applying science, engineering and technology for African competitiveness and development (English)

The key messages in this brief are as follows: 1) The direct link between Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (ASET) and economic growth is widely accepted. 2) Most countries in Sub-Saharan Africa have made rapid gains in child survival and progress from primary to secondary school; however, just 8 percent of university-age youth are in university, and only 1 percent will graduate in a science or engineering field. 3) This situation is now changing, with increased attention being paid to ASET by the African Union, NEPAD, UNESCO, and many others, and African research capacity is beginning to diversify in response to country demand. 4) African countries need to devise customized ASET strategies that can support national strategies for economic growth and respond to pressing challenges, as well as collaborate on regional initiatives and institutions. ... See More +

Brief 86063 MAR 01, 2014

French

Applying science, engineering and technology for African competitiveness and development : Les sciences, l'ingénierie et la technologie au service de la compétitivité et du développement de l'Afrique (French)

The key messages in this brief are as follows: 1) The direct link between Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (ASET) and economic growth is widely accepted. 2) Most countries in Sub-Saharan Africa have made rapid gains in child survival and progress from primary to secondary school; however, just 8 percent of university-age youth are in university, and only 1 percent will graduate in a science or engineering field. 3) This situation is now changing, with increased attention being paid to ASET by the African Union, NEPAD, UNESCO, and many others, and African research capacity is beginning to diversify in response to country demand. 4) African countries need to devise customized ASET strategies that can support national strategies for economic growth and respond to pressing challenges, as well as collaborate on regional initiatives and institutions. ... See More +

Brief 86063 MAR 01, 2014

English

Engineers, Innovative Capacity and Development in the Americas (English)

Using newly collected national and sub-national data, and historical case studies, this paper argues that differences in innovative capacity, captured by the density of engineers at the dawn of the Second Industrial Revolution, are important to explaining present income differences, and, in particular, the poor performance of Latin America relative to North America. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6814 MAR 01, 2014

Maloney, William F.; Caicedo, Felipe Valencia

Mongolia - Mining Sector Institutional Strengthening Technical Assistance Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 84454 FEB 05, 2014

The role of information and communication technologies in postconflict reconstruction (English)

This report concerns the relationship between information and communication technologies (ICTs) and post conflict reconstruction, especially with ways in which ICTs can be used by governments and donors to support the transition from violence to stability. ... See More +

Publication 84355 FEB 03, 2014

Kelly, Timothy John Charles; Souter, David

Myanmar - Telecommunications Sector Reform Project (English)

The development objectives of the Telecommunications Sector Reform Project for Myanmar are to: (a) improve the enabling environment for the telecommunications sector and extend coverage in selected remote pilot locations; and (b) establish priority eGovernment technological foundations and institutional capacity for Government to embark on its public sector reform program. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document 80558 JAN 13, 2014

Guiding ideas from mind to market : learning from infoDev's mobile microwork innovation competition (English)

The Information for Development Program's (InfoDev) "From Mind to Market" approach was designed to bridge early-stage innovation support gaps and guide promising ideas on toward minimum viable products, ultimately turning them into sustainable businesses. ... See More +

Working Paper 84011 JAN 01, 2014

Friederici, Nicolas

Growing innovation : Information for Development Program (infoDev) annual report 2012-2013 (English)

In the period under review, infoDev's projects and activities reached more than 100 countries via its convening power, its unique, 'ground-up' approach to stimulating the growth of innovative enterprises, and its robust multi-stakeholder engagement strategy. ... See More +

Annual Report 85737 JAN 01, 2014

Open data for resilience initiative : field guide (English)

Credible information about risk is an essential element of Disaster Risk Management (DRM). Thousands of times each year, disasters reveal decisions about how to apply this information to the management of risk. ... See More +

Working Paper 86186 JAN 01, 2014

Crowley, John

Review of national and regional research and innovation strategies for smart specialization (RIS3) in Poland (English)

The report provides a brief summary of the existing Third Research and Innovation Strategy (RSI3s) and specifies the complementary activities that need to be undertaken on each level to fulfill the ex-ante conditionality as stipulated in the most recent draft general regulation of the European Commission, and to ensure strategic coherence across all documents. ... See More +

Working Paper 86527 JAN 01, 2014

Piatkowski, Marcin; Szuba, Tomasz; Wolszczak, Grzegorz

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Finland as a knowledge economy 2.0 : lessons on policies and governance (English)
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APR 08, 2014 86943 Publication
Guinea - Decentralized Rural Electrification Project (English)
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MAR 28, 2014 ICR2935 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Mongolia - Multi-Sectoral Technical Assistance Project : procurement plan (English)
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MAR 27, 2014 86819 Procurement Plan
Macedonia, former Yugoslav Republic of - Skills Development and Innovation Support Project : procurement plan (English)
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MAR 17, 2014 86210 Procurement Plan
Regulatory assessment toolkit : a practical methodology for assessing (English)
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MAR 10, 2014 86024 Publication
Human capital for the oil, gas, and minerals industries (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 85714 Brief French
Human capital for the oil, gas, and minerals industries : Capital humain pour les industries du petrole, du gaz, et des mineraux (French)
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MAR 01, 2014 85714 Brief English
The state of STEM research in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 86061 Brief French
The state of STEM research in Sub-Saharan Africa : Situation de la recherche dans les STIM en Afrique subsaharienne (French)
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MAR 01, 2014 86061 Brief English
Applying science, engineering and technology for African competitiveness and development (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 86063 Brief French
Applying science, engineering and technology for African competitiveness and development : Les sciences, l'ingénierie et la technologie au service de la compétitivité et du développement de l'Afrique (French)
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MAR 01, 2014 86063 Brief English
Engineers, Innovative Capacity and Development in the Americas (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6814 Policy Research Working Paper
Mongolia - Mining Sector Institutional Strengthening Technical Assistance Project : procurement plan (English)
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FEB 05, 2014 84454 Procurement Plan
The role of information and communication technologies in postconflict reconstruction (English)
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FEB 03, 2014 84355 Publication
Africa - West Africa Agricultural Productivity Program Project : procurement plan : Plan de passation simplifie (French)
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JAN 21, 2014 84096 Procurement Plan
Myanmar - Telecommunications Sector Reform Project (English)
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JAN 13, 2014 80558 Project Appraisal Document
Guiding ideas from mind to market : learning from infoDev's mobile microwork innovation competition (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 84011 Working Paper
Growing innovation : Information for Development Program (infoDev) annual report 2012-2013 (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 85737 Annual Report
Open data for resilience initiative : field guide (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 86186 Working Paper
Review of national and regional research and innovation strategies for smart specialization (RIS3) in Poland (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 86527 Working Paper