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Towards an Integrated Knowledge Society in Arab Countries: Strategies and Implementation Modalities

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Knowledge and innovation are becoming important values and, moreover, are factors in wealth creation by offering enterprises and Governments new challenges and opportunities. In this context, this study aims at contributing to streamlining the process of building an integrated knowledge society in accordance with the goals of the WSIS. It provides a framework and a guide for the design and development of national strategies aimed at realizing and advancing the knowledge society and knowledge-based economies, and at implementing such strategies in Arab countries. The study recommends the key role ESCWA can play in assisting Governments in the region in these endeavours.