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1. Value Chain Promotion  
Value chain promotion is increasingly being used by donor organisations and development agencies to conduct private sector promotion in a more effective way. This volume addresses two issues. What are the consequences of the phenomenon of value chains for SME promotion efforts? How can value chain promotion be effectively conducted at a local or regional level? Author: Dr Jörg…  
2. Creating Prosperous Towns  
How to launch and sustain local economic development in developing and transformation countries: This book introduces Local Economic Development (LED) as an organic process. It will help you to get an LED process going quickly. It will tell you how not to spend too much time and money on research. It will explain how to pull various stakeholders into a participatory process, and how to move…  
3. Building Competitive Rural Locations  
Rural communities in developing and transformation countries do not have to wait for somebody to save them. It is perfectly possible for them to boost the local economy using their own resources and ideas, and their own energy and creativity. The case studies in this volume explain how rural communities in Latin America, South Eastern Europe, Southern Africa and Asia have managed to create new…  
4. Mesopartner Working Paper 14  
Mesopartner Working Paper 14 Systemic Competitiveness Revisited - Conclusions for Technical Assistance in 
Private Sector Development. This paper is organised as follows. Section 2 gives an overview of the evolution, key elements and underlying concepts of Systemic Competitiveness. Section 3 addresses the mesolevel and mesopolicy. Section 4 addresses the metalevel. Section 5 looks at systemic…  
5. Mesopartner Working Paper 13  
Mesopartner Working Paper 13 Addressing Red Tape at the Local Level: 
Options and Tools. Addressing red tape is an important building block of a local economic development (LED) initiative. LED practitioners in many locations started to realise this some time ago, and, in a convergent process, practitioners in Business Enabling Environment (BEE) projects working at national level, have begun to…  
6. Mesopartner Working Paper 11  
Mesopartner Working Paper 11 The Local Business Environment and 
Local Economic Development: 
Comparing Approaches. Recent years have seen an increasing effort in developing and transformation countries to improve the business environment. The focus has mainly been at reducing red tape and improving the regulatory environment. Initially addressing primarily the national level, the focus has…  
7. Mesopartner Working Paper 10  
Mesopartner Working Paper 10 Designing a Regional Development Agency:
 Options and Choices. The purpose of this paper is a practical one, we decided to go for an deductive approach, i.e. take proven concepts of economic and territorial development and outline the key choices, trade-offs and dilemmas involved in the design of an RDA from that angle.  
8. Mesopartner Working Paper 08  
Mesopartner Working Paper 08 How to Promote Clusters. Clusters are defined as a territorial agglomeration of closely related industries. Clusters mostly emerge due to historical coincidence. A typical sequence would go like this: Some person starts a garment operation. As the founder is competent and the market is growing, the business grows quickly.  
9. Mesopartner Working Paper 07  
Mesopartner Working Paper 07 Governance and Territorial Development - Policy, Politics and Polity in Local Economic Development. There is an imbalance in the discussion around local economic development. The predominant focus in the literature is around policy. To some extent, the issue of polity is addressed in the literature, especially with respect to Local or Regional Development Agencies. …  
10. Mesopartner Working Paper 06  
Mesopartner Working Paper 06 Regional Value Chain Initiatives: An Opportunity for the Application of the PACA-Approach. This paper contributes to the current discussion in the development community on options for value chain promotion. It specifically looks at regional value chains at the sub-national level, since this will often be a promising level of intervention for business promotion…  
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