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81. Regional Economic Potential Analysis  
Additional resources In an article from 2008, Christian Schoen introduced the  Regional Economic Potential Analysis. To explore the differences between the Mesopartner and other traditional potential analysis approaches, he provides an overview of the existing methodologies to identify potentials of local, regional and national industries and subsectors. He explains the need to introduce…  
82. Concepts  
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83. Mesopartner Books  
Mesopartner Books  
84. Calidena  
Additional Resources CALIDENA website  CALIDENA handbook  CALIDENA is a participatory methodology developed and implemented by the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) and Mesopartner to stimulate quality in value chains (VC) and aims to systematically and sustainably support the improvement of the national quality infrastructure (NQI) in developing and transformation…  
85. The Fundamentals of Innovation System Promotion for Development Practitioners  
This book introduces the fundamental principles of understanding, diagnosing and improving innovation systems. The book is not about innovation within a business as such, but is about the innovation system around firms, within regions or between industry sectors. The technological progress of a society or a specific industry is very dependent on knowledge and learning. The fact that economies…  
86. Reducing Red Tape  
Increasingly governments and international organisations are attempting to reduce bureaucracy and red tape. While many of these reforms are aimed at national laws and reducing the costs of compliance, not much guidance is available on how local stakeholders can identify and attempt to streamline red tape at a local level. In this publication, Shawn Cunningham and Mattia Wegmann share their…  
87. Understanding Market Failures  
Many development practitioners are familiar with the phrase “market failure”. However, not many people relate to the topic in a practical sense. Many remember boring lectures in universities where market failures were presented as abstract theoretical concepts in economics 101. In this book,  Dr Shawn Cunningham takes a perspective that the clues to begin to address market failures…  
88. 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 Meyer-Stamer …  
89. 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…  
90. 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…