What separates developing from developed countries is as much a gap in knowledge as a gap in resources
In today’s global, technology-driven economy, education is critical to national competitiveness and individual opportunity. Literacy, numeracy, and problem-solving skills are the foundation for how adults engage in the workplace, at home, and in the community. In fact, these skills are now the basis for success in today’s learning economy a world in which the need to use knowledge undergirds all aspects of daily life. In a learning economy, skill development, measurement, and use determine the well-being of individuals, businesses, and nations alike.
A learning economy is a society that values skills like assets, where learning and employment information is readily exchanged from institution to institution, and controlled by the learner and worker. In a Learning Economy, the process of learning is the fundamental driver of the system.