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71. 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. Mesopartner Working Paper 08 How to Promote…  
72. 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.…  
73. 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…  
74. Mesopartner Working Paper 05  
Mesopartner Working Paper 05 The Hexagon of Local Economic 
Development and LED in South Africa. Local economic development (LED) has been implemented in industrialised countries for decades. Since the 1990s, many developing countries have seen the launch of LED activities. But despite the pervasiveness of the practice, there is no academic discipline which lays the conceptual foundations.…  
75. Mesopartner Working Paper 04  
Mesopartner Working Paper 04 Why is Local Economic Development so difficult, and what can we do to make it more effective? LED is increasingly being propagated by donor agencies and governments in developing countries. Yet there is only scant evidence that LED has ever been successful anywhere. There are two sets of reasons for the poor performance of LED: inherent reasons and issues related to…  
76. Mesopartner Working Paper 03  
Mesopartner Working Paper 03 The Hexagon of Local 
Economic Development. Local economic development (LED) has been done in industrialised countries for decades. Since the 1990s, many developing countries have seen the launch of LED activities - driven by legal requirements, such as in South Africa, or be sheer necessity, such as in many Latin American countries. But despite the pervasiveness of…  
77. Mesopartner Working Paper 02  
Mesopartner Working Paper 02 Rapid Appraisal of Local Innovation Systems (RALIS): 
Assessing and Enhancing Innovation Networks. Rapid Appraisal of Local Innovation Systems (RALIS) is a methodology to conduct a rapid diagnosis of a locality, a value chain or a cluster with a special focus at technology and innovation. Mesopartner Working Paper 02 Rapid Appraisal of Local Innovation Systems…  
78. Mesopartner Working Paper 01  
Mesopartner Working Paper 01 Participatory Appraisal of Competitive Advantage (PACA): Effectively Launching Local Economic Development Initiatives. In developing countries, there is an increasing awareness of the necessity to formulate and implement economic development strategies at the local level (local economic development, LED). The 1990s have seen the demise of traditional approaches to…  
79. Rethinking systemic change: economic evolution and institutions technical paper  
Rethinking systemic change: economic evolution and institutions technical paper 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 we need a rethink. Systems continuously change and evolve, also without external development actors. The aim of development must be to enhance the evolutionary process in an…  
80. Rethinking systemic change: economic evolution and institutions  
Rethinking systemic change: economic evolution and institutions 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 we need a rethink. Systems continuously change and evolve, also without external development actors. The aim of development must be to enhance the evolutionary process in an economy and create…