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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 industrial performance

IPOLICYMAKERS ACROSS THE WORLD KEEP CLOSE TRACK OF OTHER countries' industrial performance. This trend is growing, as the Web sites of many government ministries, research institutes, consultancies and international organizations show. Industrial performance, productivity, innovativeness, skills, foreign direct investment inflows and the like are constantly compared at varying levels of detail. This concern with comparative industrial performance reflects global competition and the usefulness of comparisons for policy purposes. The systematic use of comparisons, or benchmarking, c1early serves a strong need.

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