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International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

economy : A part of the reason for low knowledge base in South Asia is low education attainment in these countries. Taken as a group their low enrollment ratios at the secondary and tertiary levels, low average educational attainment among the adult population, extremely low percentage of professional and technical workers among the labor force combined with emigration of the highly skilled workers and low quality of mathematics and science education, pose serious obstacles to their transition to knowledge economy. The concept of a national innovation system : The

International Monetary Fund. Statistics Dept.

Institute of Mining Research Political Parties Women’s Development Fund Bindura University of Science Education Insurance and Pension Commission Postal and Telecommunication Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Association of Church Related Hospitals BIO – SAFETY BOARD Judicial College Quantity Survey Council Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education Biotechnology Authority Law Development Commission Research Council of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Economic Policy and Research Unit Board of Censors Legal Aid Directorate Roads Fund

Barbara Herz

schools. Because of this, girls are more dependent than boys are on their parents’ ability and willingness to pay for their education in unaided schools, and they are also more dependent on the living standards of their communities, for it is communities which establish the unaided schools. The Government is making efforts both to improve education for girls, especially at the secondary level, and to educate families on the value of secondary education for girls, to stimulate increases in girls’ enrollment further. Second, science education is weak. The Government is

Mr. Nadeem Ilahi, Mrs. Armine Khachatryan, William Lindquist, Ms. Nhu Nguyen, Ms. Faezeh Raei, and Jesmin Rahman

negatively associated with these exports, suggesting that cost competitiveness matters for ITC exports. Openness measured by the depth of trade agreements in significant is some specifications, but not when ULC are added to the regression. We split the dataset into samples covering only Europe, advanced economies, and emerging market countries. Within Europe, the most important policy variables include broadband Internet penetration, the perceived quality of math and science education, political stability, ULC, and whether FDI rules are business friendly. The quality of