Edmund Malesky and Christian Schoen discuss the conceptual foundation and the impact of the PCI, an exercise that has been running in Vietnam ...
Concept #7: Systemic competitiveness July 25, 2008
Shawn Cunningham and Jorg Meyer-Stamer discuss the origin and main messages of the concept of Systemic Competitiveness, an approach that helps in formulating a holistic perspective of a local economy. More information, including the Benchmarking Table that we mention in the show, is available here.
Cases #11: UNIDO's experience with cluster promotion July 04, 2008
Michele Clara, industrial development officer in the Cluster and Business Linkages Unit of the UN Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) shares some of the lessons learnt over many years of cluster promotion.
Concept #6: Market failure June 07, 2008
Shawn Cunningham and Jorg Meyer-Stamer discuss the issue of market failure: What is it? How can you address it? And how does it relate to other modes of organising economic transactions?
Cases #10: Using radio in local development May 30, 2008
Sonja Ende interviews Kasim Abdukadir, who is running a small business-oriented programme in a local radio station in Niger province, Nigeria, and Veronique Stolz, who is with a GTZ programme and promotes developmental radio in Nigeria.
Cases #9: Business Development Committees in Nigeria May 29, 2008
Sonja Ende interviews Margaret Joshua who is working with GTZ's LED programme in Nigeria. Margaret shares the experience with Business Development Committees that have been created at a local level in order to improve the local business environment.
Tools #7: Managing expectations May 17, 2008
Jorg Meyer-Stamer and Colin Mitchell discuss why the management of expectations in development activities so often goes wrong.
Tools #6: PACA May 04, 2008
Shawn Cunningham and Jorg Meyer-Stamer discuss the background, main characteristics and evolution of the Participatory Appraisal of Competitive Advantage (PACA) method.
Cases #8: The Genesis method in Amatole, South Africa April 19, 2008
Mpumi Fundam, responsible for LED in the Amatole district municipality (i e the region around East London) in South Africa, and Colin Mitchell, the author of the Genesis method, explain how Genesis helped Amatole to identify its potential competitive advantage, formulate a strategic perspective and ...
Cases #7: Training councillors on LED April 12, 2008
Jorg Meyer-Stamer interviews Zini Godden, a South African LED trainer and facilitator, on her experience with LED training courses for councillors, i.e. the elected representatives in local government.
Ulrich Harmes-Liedtke has a conversation with Andrea Schunk who is involved in tourism development in Colonia de Sacramento, a world cultural heritage site in Uruguay.