272 results:
91. 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…  
92. 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…  
93. 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…  
94. 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…  
95. 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…  
96. 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…  
97. 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…  
98. 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…  
99. Meso organisations assessment framework  
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100. 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…