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Industrial Development Report 2002-2003

Competing Through Innovation and Learning

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This is the first publication in a new UNIDO series devoted to the various dimensions of industrial development. This series is intended to build on development policy experience and to advance the frontiers of current thinking, with a focus on the least developed countries. This report reviews the following topics: the ingredients of growth with equity; the predicament of the least developed countries; shortcomings of today’s policy models; spreading access to income-generating assets; providing greater symmetry in the costs and benefits of international compacts; and caring about future generations.

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Benchmarking the drivers of industrial performance

INDUSTRIAL PERFORMANCE IS THE OUTCOME OF MANY SOCIAL, political and economic factors interacting in complex and dynamic ways. These interactions are often specific to each country, reflecting its history, culture, legal system, legal and institutional framework, social capital, political and social conditions and ways of doing business. Industrial performance also reflects macroeconomic policies as well as policies relating to technology and education. These factors need not be only national: the outside world can strongly affect industrial activity and performance. With globalization, the role of external factors and rules is growing rapidly.

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