The Republic of Korea and the People's Republic of China offer 4 lessons for developing countries to strengthen their higher education systems and innovation capacities.
Shanti works on ADB education sector policies and strategies and provides technical advice and support to ADB’s lending and non-lending education operations. She leads some of the knowledge initiatives and regional technical assistance programs in the education sector. Shanti has worked on policy research studies such as skills for greening economies and Asia’s knowledge-based economies and innovation. She has helped to establish the annual ADB International Skills Development Forum series. Shanti has also led the design of education sector projects for ADB funding in school education, skills development and post-quake school reconstruction in Nepal and Bhutan, and has supported education sector projects in Bangladesh and India. She has over a dozen publications arising from work in ADB. Prior to joining the ADB, Shanti worked with the European Union on development cooperation in South Asia, and with an economic research think tank in India.
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Even as developing countries catch up on digital learning, the good old physical textbook should have a key role.
Human capital development is an important lever to support Nepal’s vision to graduate from the least developed country level by 2022.
How is Nepal getting its education back on track after the deadly earthquake? The government has decided the best way forward is to deploy 15,000 transitional learning centers to re-start the education process immediately.
Analysts have long argued that the services will help take Asian emerging economies further up the value chain in global markets, but first we need an altogether different lens to look at the sector.
A technology that has circled the world, connected up millions and impacted upon developed and developing countries is mobile telephony. The mobile phone has revolutionized the way we communicate, do business and access products and services.
This seminar to be held at the 46th Annual Meeting of the ADB Board of Governors today discusses the growing importance of knowledge based economic development for developing Asia.
This topic has been much discussed in recent years. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) reports argue that capability to innovate and to bring innovation successfully to market is a crucial determinant of global competitiveness.