Knowledge for decision making-some efforts from kerala : India
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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The World Bank's annual development report, Knowledge for Development (1998), also stressed the importance of leveraging new media technologies like the Internet in developing countries for areas like lifelong learning, training and retention of skilled workers, transparency of government and financial institutions, and rural as well as distance education. Therefore, the issue that calls for attention is whether and if so how this new technology could bridge the gap between the industrialized and developing countries when much of the population cannot afford even a telephone.