Unpacking the knowledge economy - Whither knowledge society?

Anita Gurumurthy made a presentation about India's status as a knowledge economy at the 2004 World Social Forum on 18 January in Mumbai (India). The paper strongly critiques India’s excessive emphasis on building an IT-savvy human resource pool, which has resulted in the diversion of resources away from the much more crucial expenditures on literacy and primary education. These are not just development goals in themselves but a must if the digital divide is not to widen rapidly.

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