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81. The Relevance of Quality Infrastructure to Promote Innovation Systems in Developing Countries  
The Relevance of Quality Infrastructure to Promote Innovation Systems in Developing Countries What is the potential and the relevance of Quality Infrastructure (QI) for innovations in developing countries? The working group “Promoting Innovation Systems”, funded by the International Technical Cooperation PTB, is investigating this question, aiming at integrating the issue of QI into the debate of…  
82. Rapid Market Assessment of Responsible Tourism in Vietnam 2017  
Rapid Market Assessment of Responsible Tourism in Vietnam 2017 In order to assess the feasibility of a possible future project ‘Responsible Tourism and Competitiveness in Vietnam’ envisaged by the Swiss Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) for funding, the ILO has commissioned the preparation of a rapid market assessment (RMA) of Vietnam’s tourism sector. The RMA is expected to provide a basis…  
83. Meso organisations assessment framework  
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84. Planning or Doing Local Economic Development? Problems with the Orthodox approach to LED  
Planning or Doing Local Economic Development? Problems with the Orthodox approach to LED This Africa Insight article interrogates the planning-driven approach to LED and contrasts it with an evolutionary approach. Planning or Doing Local Economic Development? Problems with the Orthodox approach to LED This Africa Insight article interrogates the planning-driven approach to LED and contrasts it…  
85. Modern Industrial Policy or Postmodern Industrial Policies?  
Modern Industrial Policy or Postmodern Industrial Policies? Industrial policy is a multidimensional term combining a number of different policy fields at a number of levels. As a result, political control suffers. The changes in general conditions brought about by globalisation only make things harder by hampering the design of industrial policy. To make coordination more efficient, the control…  
86. LED - An Overview  
LED - An Overview As part of it’s support for the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation’s (SDC) employment and income (e+i) network, Marcus Jenal of Mesopartner contributed to the development of an overview of current thinking and practice in Local Economic Development (LED). The process included a document study, interviews with LED experts and a broad consultation with members of SDC’s…  
87. Promotion of Technology and Innovation in the Context of “Sustainable Economic Development”  
Promotion of Technology and Innovation in the Context of “Sustainable Economic Development” Technical assistance has a tendency to address technology and innovation in an implicit way, as something that is elementary in creating or strengthening productive sectors and services in latecomer countries. Technology is often addressed in an intuitive way. For sector specialists, it goes without…  
88. Assessing the Applicability of Private Sector Development Instruments in Agricultural Economic Development  
Assessing the Applicability of Private Sector Development Instruments in Agricultural Economic Development The starting point of this GTZ paper is the observation that private sector development (PSD) and agricultural economic development (AED) have historically been two distinct approaches in development cooperation. Both looked at ways to promote productive development in developing countries.…  
89. Knowledge, Technologies and Innovation for Development in the Agenda 2030: Revisiting Germany's Contribution  
Knowledge, Technologies and Innovation for Development in the Agenda 2030: Revisiting Germany's Contribution A discussion paper by Dr Shawn Cunningham & Frank Waeltring was commissioned by the GIZ Sector project “Development Orientated Trade and Investment Policy and Promotion” on behalf of the BMZ. We would love to hear your feedback on this discussion paper. It provided us with an opportunity…  
90. Explore, Scale Up, Move Out: Three Phases to Managing Change under Conditions of Uncertainty  
Explore, Scale Up, Move Out: Three Phases to Managing Change under Conditions of Uncertainty IDS Bulletin. Private sector development is dominated by the use of ‘good practice’ solutions, driven by a desire of the development donors to control the outcome of development initiatives – with limited success. Bottom-up participatory approaches are more appropriate to find solutions for the complex…