This course introduces a simple knowledge economy benchmarking tool, the Knowledge Assessment Methodology (KAM), which was developed by the World Bank Institute. The KAM is a user-friendly interactive Internet-based tool that provides a basic assessment of countries' and regions'readiness for the knowledge economy. It is designed to help client countries identify problems andopportunities that they may face, and where it may need to focus policy attention or future investments, with respect to making the transition to the knowledge economy. The unique strength of the KAM lies in its cross-sectoral approach that allows a holistic view of the wide spectrum of factors relevant to the knowledge economy. This, together with its transparency, simplicity and versatility,has led to the KAM being widely used both internally and externally to the World Bank, and it is frequently use for facilitating engagements and policy discussions with government officials from client countries.
|Target Audience:||Mid- to senior-level officials at finance, economy, trade & industry, labor, manpower, education ministries, youth leaders, researchers and academics, students.|
|Course Theme:||Growth and Competitiveness|
|Time Commitment:||3 hours a week for 4 weeks|
|Amount:||US $ 0 (course is free of charge)|
|Contact Name:||Derek Chen|