Perhaps we should ask: what could be on the horizon? After all, this is a question more likely to lead to proposals for action that are feasible in terms of their possible payoff in the medium term if appropriate action would be taken now. In that connection I would suggest an examination of the proposal I put forward in a paper titled "High-tech to the Rescue?" that I prepared for the WB's Global Knowledge Conference and is available on my website: <www.governance.uottawa.ca/miller>.
It seems to me that it addresses issues that are relevant to almost all of the 5 questions that the moderator has put forward as a basis for discussion. As for the timing factor, the proposed feasibility study could be undertaken at relatively low cost within the next few years and the full-scale denouement would stretch into the more distant future. Morris Miller (formerly a WB Senior Economist (with EDI, Policy Planning and operational divisions) and Executive Director) ------------ This DOT-COM Discussion is funded by the dot-ORG USAID Cooperative Agreement, and hosted by GKD. http://www.dot-com-alliance.org provides more information. To post a message, send it to: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To subscribe or unsubscribe, send a message to: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>. In the 1st line of the message type: subscribe gkd OR type: unsubscribe gkd For the GKD database, with past messages: http://www.GKDknowledge.org