Uneven technological accumulation and growth in the least developed countries. The least developed countries report 2007, background paper no. 11

Technological accumulation is essential for poverty reduction in the least developing countries (LDCs). Yet, it has been virtually absent in most of these countries and highly uneven in those countries that have some knowledge accumulation. Acquiring and improving the technological capability to absorb knowledge that already exists in the global economy will help a great deal in alleviating poverty. But it will be a long and difficult process that will involve complex and diverse activities between users and producers and between firms and organizations. Even if existing technology would become more easily available in global markets, the cost and risk of transferring and absorbing technology would be much higher in these countries than elsewhere (Lall and Pietrobelli, 2002). This essay considers the potential role that technological learning and technical change can play in alleviating poverty in the LDCs

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Tittel Uneven technological accumulation and growth in the least developed countries. The least developed countries report 2007, background paper no. 11
Kategori RAPPORT
ForfatterMark Stephen Knell
publikasjonsår2007