Moving Toward a Knowledge-Based Economy
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How can Tunisia become a knowledge-based economy? This chapter begins by justifying the active role that the Tunisian state shall play in catalyzing the drivers of a deep socioeconomic transformation placing knowledge and innovation at the heart of the society. Then, it discusses the drivers of a knowledge economy and urges Tunisia to adopt an ICT-based strategy for digital capital accumulation. After that, it motivates the importance of improving the ecosystem of education, innovation and research and suggests ways to overcome its current failures. Then, it motivates the importance for Tunisia to benefit from the global opportunities in the IT-enabled services and the data science fields. Finally, it justifies the urgency to accelerate the digitalization of the public and private sectors.
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