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By: Srilatha Batliwala

The Challenges of ‘Measuring Development, Holding Infinity

In the knowledge economy:

  • The theory-practice divide is very porous
  • Researchers and practitioners work together to develop new ideas, products, processes
  • Applied knowledge generates huge profits and economic – political power: new drugs, cosmetics, weapons, intelligence, software, etc.
  • Result assessment is goal-oriented, flexible-dynamic, and critical (sales targets, market shares)
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