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Global economic prospects: technology diffusion in the developing world

Corporate author: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development Publisher: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, 2008. ; World Bank Publications 2008.Language: EnglishDescription: 201 p. ; 27 p.ISBN: 9780821373651ISSN: 10148906Type of document: BookNote: Electronic version available at
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Global Economic Prospects Technology Diffusion in the Developing World Contents Foreword xi Acknowledgments xiii Abbreviations xv Overview 1 Technological achievement and diffusion in developing countries Some policy directions 13 Note 15 References 15 2 Chapter 1 Prospects for Developing Countries 17 Growth outlook 17 Risks 18 Financial markets: Needed correction or major disruption? 18 Global growth 21 World trade 33 Inflation and commodity markets 36 Risks and uncertainties: Danger of a banking crisis and a U.S. recession Long-term prospects and poverty forecasts 43 Notes 48 References 49 Chapter 2 Technology and Technological Diffusion in Developing Countries The role of technology in development 53 Measuring technology in developing countries 58 Evaluating overall technological progress 78 Technological diffusion over the long term 87 Conclusion 92 Technical Annex: Construction of the summary indexes Notes 99 References 101 41 51 92 Chapter 3 Determinants of Technological Progress: Recent Trends and Prospects Drivers of technological progress: A framework External transmission channels 109 Nurturing technological adaptive capacity Conclusion 150 Notes 153 References 156 Appendix: Regional Economic Prospects East Asia and the Pacific 165 Europe and Central Asia 170 Latin America and the Caribbean Middle East and North Africa South Asia 189 Sub-Saharan Africa 193 165 107 127 105 176 184

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