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Knowledge, Technologies and Innovation for Development in the Agenda 2030: Revisiting Germany's Contribution August 16, 2017

By:Dr Shawn Cunningham, Frank Waeltring

The discussion paper by Dr Shawn Cunningham & Frank Waeltring is now available online. The paper was commissioned by the GIZ Sector project ... more

Rethinking systemic change: economic evolution and institutions July 26, 2017

By:Dr Shawn Cunningham & Marcus Jenal

In this work, we question the utility of the concept of systemic change in market systems development as it is currently used and suggest that ... more

Mesopartner Annual Reflection 2017 July 26, 2017

In this year’s Annual Reflection, we deliberate on the significance and relevance of the meso level and meso policy options as a vehicle and ... more

Category: Annual Reports

Mesopartner Annual Reflection 2016 July 27, 2016

The purpose of our Annual Reflection series is to illustrate how we are currently approaching our work from a specific perspective. This year we have dedicated our annual flagship publication to a topic that is high on the development agenda and which will increasingly gain more relevance and ... more

Category: Annual Reports

Mesopartner Annual Reflection 2015 July 23, 2015

Mesopartner focuses the 2015 Annual Reflection on Territorial Economic Development (TED), which is back in the spotlight and is attracting increasing attention. The Annual Reflection draws on our accumulated experience in this field to discuss to what extent the local and regional economic ... more

Category: Working Papers

Systemic Competitiveness Revisited June 01, 2015

By:Dr. Jörg Meyer-Stamer

Conclusions for Technical Assistance in Private Sector Development Draft Version more

Category: Working Papers

Gaining systemic insight to strengthen economic development initiatives July 28, 2014

By:Marcus Jenal, Dr Shawn Cunningham

A Mesopartner Working Paper now provides a theoretical grounding for the work we have done and will continue to do. Marcus Jenal and Shawn Cunningham consider some definitions, ponder the implications and try to formulate some responses to some of the key challenges that systems and complexity ... more

Category: Annual Reports

Mesopartner Annual Reflection 2014 July 28, 2014

Complexity in Economic Development Mesopartner dedicates the Annual Reflection 2014 entirely to complexity thinking and its practical implication for our work on economic development. Eight articles in this publication address this new paradigm and try to explore it further from different angles. ... more

Category: Annual Reports

Mesopartner Anniversary Reflection 2003-2013 July 17, 2013

After a decade of operation as a multi-national micro-enterprise, Mesopartner is proud to announce the celebration of its 10th anniversary. During the past 10 years we have widely extended our topical focus, our geographical outreach, our methodological approaches and our network of associates, ... more

Category: Books, Manuals

The Fundamentals of Innovation System Promotion for Development Practitioners August 20, 2012

By:Dr. Shawn Cunningham

This book introduces the fundamental principles of understanding, diagnosing and improving innovation systems. The book is not about innovation within a business as such, but is about the innovation system around firms, within regions or between industry sectors. The technological progress of a ... more

Category: Books, Manuals

Reducing Red Tape February 17, 2012

By:Shawn Cunningham and Mattia Wegmann

This book is a collaboration between Mattia Wegmann and Shawn Cunningham. It is a practical book on how local stakeholders can identify and address red tape. more

Category: Books

Understanding Market Failures February 17, 2012

By:Shawn Cunningham

This is the long awaited monograph on Understanding Market Failures in an Economic Development context by Shawn Cunningham more

Category: Annual Reports

Mesopartner Annual Reflection 2010 July 15, 2011

Important elements of Mesopartner's reorientation in 2010 are the choice of a new strapline "connect the dots" and the introduction of a company logo. We also renamed our annual review Annual Reflection instead of Annual Report. The rationale behind these decisions is explained in the ... more

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