Industrial Development Report 2005

Capability Building for Catching-up - Historical, Empirical and Policy Dimensions

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In a world increasingly driven by innovation, framework conditions that are a prerequisite of economic catch-up have been transformed so as to encompass the various dimensions of innovative development as key ingredient. This edition of the Report argues that from the perspective of domestic policy making and international cooperation, more effort needs to be directed to structural issues related to capability building.




In my foreword to last year’s Industrial Development Report 2004 I announced that this Report would address the issue of capability building metrics with a view to assist in the definition of policies and help bridge the gap between highly quantifiable macroeconomic targets and microeconomic ones which still remain highly notional and qualitative.


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