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dc.description.abstractOne of the major developments of the early twenty-first century, largely not fully characterized and understood, was the rapid pace and sustained rate of growth in a majority of African economies, oil and non-oil economies alike. Although growth has slowed considerably in a large number of them, it created new possibilities and challenges, including the challenge of a widening gap, relative to advances in technology and the needs of the economy, in skills and expertise. Put differently, inadequate skills, including under-supply of required skills, is becoming as important a constraint on further growth as foreign exchange. Evidence shows that much of Africa’s recent good growth performance is due to factor accumulation, not to growth in total factor productivity. This policy brief, based on a paper presented of the same title explores these issues. It discusses available evidence and presents a number of recommendations for consideration by African governments and stakeholders in African higher education exploring the feasibility of MOOCs as an additional instrument for bridging the continent’s skills gaps.en
dc.titleSkills, technology and the African transformation agenda: massive open online courses to the rescue?en
ags.publisherPlaceAddis Ababaen
ags.publisherNameUN. ECAen
ags.citationTitleECA policy briefen
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-18T07:47:05Z
dc.date.available2018-05-18T07:47:05Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.format.extent6 p.
dc.languageeng
dc.typePolicy paper
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::SCIENCES ET TECHNIQUES::DEVELOPPEMENT SCIENTIFIQUE ET TRANSFERT DE TECHNOLOGIE::INNOVATIONS TECHNIQUES
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::CIENCIA Y TECNOLOGIA::DESARROLLO CIENTIFICO Y TRANSFERENCIA DE TECNOLOGIA::INNOVACIONES TECNOLOGICAS
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::SCIENCES ET TECHNIQUES::DEVELOPPEMENT SCIENTIFIQUE ET TRANSFERT DE TECHNOLOGIE::TRANSFERT DE TECHNOLOGIE
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::CIENCIA Y TECNOLOGIA::DESARROLLO CIENTIFICO Y TRANSFERENCIA DE TECNOLOGIA::TRANSFERENCIA DE TECNOLOGIA
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::SCIENCES ET TECHNIQUES::DEVELOPPEMENT SCIENTIFIQUE ET TRANSFERT DE TECHNOLOGIE::SAVOIR-FAIRE
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::CIENCIA Y TECNOLOGIA::DESARROLLO CIENTIFICO Y TRANSFERENCIA DE TECNOLOGIA::CONOCIMIENTOS TECNOLOGICOS
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::EMPLOI::PROFESSIONS::TRAVAILLEURS QUALIFIES
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::EMPLEO::PROFESIONES::TRABAJADORES CALIFICADOS
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::DESCRIPTEURS GEOGRAPHIQUES::AFRIQUE::AFRIQUE
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::DESCRIPTORES GEOGRAFICOS::AFRICA::AFRICA
uneca.classification.fulltaxonomySubject Categories::SCIENCES ET TECHNIQUES::16.01.00 DEVELOPPEMENT SCIENTIFIQUE ET TRANSFERT DE TECHNOLOGIE
uneca.classification.fulltaxonomySubject Categories::CIENCIA Y TECNOLOGIA::16.01.00 DESARROLLO CIENTIFICO Y TRANSFERENCIA DE TECNOLOGIA
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ags.creatorCorporateUnited Nations. Economic Commission for Africa
ags.subjectThesaurusTECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS
ags.subjectThesaurusTECHNOLOGY TRANSFER
ags.subjectThesaurusKNOW-HOW
ags.subjectThesaurusSKILLED WORKERS
ags.subjectThesaurusAFRICA
ags.subjectThesaurusINNOVATIONS TECHNIQUES
ags.subjectThesaurusINNOVACIONES TECNOLOGICAS
ags.subjectThesaurusTRANSFERT DE TECHNOLOGIE
ags.subjectThesaurusTRANSFERENCIA DE TECNOLOGIA
ags.subjectThesaurusSAVOIR-FAIRE
ags.subjectThesaurusCONOCIMIENTOS TECNOLOGICOS
ags.subjectThesaurusTRAVAILLEURS QUALIFIES
ags.subjectThesaurusTRABAJADORES CALIFICADOS
ags.subjectThesaurusAFRIQUE
ags.subjectThesaurusAFRICA
ags.subjectClassification16.01.00 DEVELOPMENT AND TRANSFER OF TECHNOLOGY AND PROMOTION OF SCIENCE
ags.subjectClassification16.01.00 DEVELOPPEMENT SCIENTIFIQUE ET TRANSFERT DE TECHNOLOGIE
ags.subjectClassification16.01.00 DESARROLLO CIENTIFICO Y TRANSFERENCIA DE TECNOLOGIA
ags.citationIdentifierECA/18/002
ags.availabilityNumberb11889238
ags.availabilityNumber2018
ags.availabilityLocationECA-HQ
ags.rights.termsofusepublic
ags.JNb11889238
uneca.language.supporteden


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