Local Economic Development – From Strategy to Action  
Connective Cities Practitioners‘ Workshop. The practitioners‘ workshop on “Local Economic
Development – From Strategy to Action“ was geared specifically towards defining local strategic frameworks for LED in Lebanese municipalities that aim to: strengthen local leadership on LED strategy and…
 
Behind the Myth of the Mittelstand Economy. The Institutional Environment Supporting Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Germany  
INEF Report. Project Meso-NRW. North Rhine-Westphalia: Structural Economic Change, Regional Economic and Locational Policy, Ecological Formulation of State Policy - A Survey from the Viewpoint of Advanced Developing Countries  
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. But…  
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…  
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…  
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.  
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…  
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 to…
 
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.…  
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