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Capacity for Development: New Solutions to Old Problems

Capacity for Development: New Solutions to Old Problems


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ISBN-13: 9781853839245
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/28/2002
Edition description: 1
Pages: 284
Product dimensions: 7.02(w) x 10.42(h) x 0.81(d)

About the Author

Sunil Chacko is Executive Director of the Science and Conscience Foundation in Geneva. He conducts science, technology, finance and equity analysis on the medical digitalgenomics, pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors. He has received a M. D. from Kerala University in India, a masters in public health from Harvard University and an M. B. A. from Columbia University, along with training in information technology and database/software programming.

Stephen Denning was the Program Director, Knowledge management at the World Bank from 1996 to 2000. He now consults with organizations in the United States, Europe and Australia on knowledge management and organizational storytelling.

David Ellerman is an adviser and speechwriter to the Chief Economist of the World Bank, previously Joseph Stiglitz and currently Nicholas Stern. His undergraduate education was in humanities at M.I.T.; he also has two masters degrees in philosophy and economics, and a Ph. D. in mathematics from Boston University.

Sakiko Fukudo-Parr is currently the Director of the Human Development Report Office at the United Nations Development Programme. She is a graduate of Cambridge University, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and the University of Sussex.

Ruth Hill is a research student at the Centre for the Study of African Economies, Department of Economics, Oxford University.

Juana Kuramoto is an economist and Associate Researcher at the Group of Analysis for Development (GRADE). She is a Ph. D. candidate in technology and innovation policy at the University of Maastricht, and holds a masters of science in public policy from Carnegie Mellon University.

Sanjaya Lall is Professor of Development Economics at the International Development Centre and a Fellow of Green College at Oxford University. He was educated at Oxford and has been a staff member of the World Bank.

Carlos Lopes has a masters in development economics from the University of Geneva and a Ph. D. in history from the University of Paris1-Pantheon-Sorbonne. He is currently the Acting Director of UNDP's Bureau for Development Policy.

Khalid Malik is Director of the Evaluation Office at the United Nations Development Programme, following his assignment as UN Representative in Uzbekistan. Educated as an economist at the universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Essex and Punjab, he is presently Chair of the UN Interagency Group on Evaluation.

Thandika Mkandawire is the Director of the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) in Geneva. He studied economics at Ohio State University and the University of Stockholm.

Gustavo Lins Ribeiro is a Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Brasilia. He holds a Ph. D. in anthropology from the City University of New York.

Francisco Sagasti is Director of the AGENDA: Peru programme of activities at FORO Nacional/Internacional. He holds a Ph. D. from the University of Pennsylvania and engineering degrees from the National Engineering University I Lima.

Joseph E. Stiglitz holds joint professorships at Columbia University's Economics Department, School of International and Public Affairs, and Business School. Dr. Stiglitz was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2001.

Swarnim Wagle is a consultant at the World Bank. Trained as an economist at the L.S.E and Harvard University, his academic interests span issues of growth, international trade, poverty and social relations.

Table of Contents

Editors' acknowledgmentsix
Overview: Institutional innovations for capacity development1
Part 1Capacity and development
1.1Towards a normative framework: Technical cooperation, capacities and development23
1.2Autonomy-respecting assistance: Towards new strategies for capacity-building and development assistance43
1.3Technical cooperation and institutional capacity-building for development: Back to the basics61
1.4Civic engagement and development: Introducing the issues85
1.5Social capital and industrial transformation101
Part 2Ownership
2.1Should we mind the gap?121
2.2Incentives, governance and capacity development in Africa147
2.3Power, networks and ideology in the field of development169
Part 3Knowledge: "Scan globally, reinvent locally"
3.1The network age: Creating new models of technical cooperation185
3.2Integrating local and global knowledge, technology and production systems: Challenges for technical cooperation203
3.3Technical cooperation and knowledge networks229
3.4Developments in private sector knowledge-based entrepreneurship in the South247
3.5Knowledge of technology and the technology of knowledge: New strategies for development271
About the authors281

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Klaas M. Leisenger

Essential reading for both public officials and private corporations.(Klaas M. Leisenger, Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development)

Mark Malloch Brown

Presents a vision that builds on new possibilities for knowledge-sharing... firmly founded on genuine ownership by the ultimate beneficiaries of development efforts.(from the foreword by Mark Malloch Brown, UNDP)

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