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Industrial Development Report 2009

Breaking In and Moving Up - New Industrial Challenges for the Bottom Billion and the Middle-Income Countries

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The report discusses the opportunities and constraints faced by two groups of countries: the countries of the bottom billion trying to break into global markets for manufactured goods, and the middle-income countries that are striving to move up to more sophisticated manufacturing. It focuses predominantly on manufacturing, but also discusses resource extraction, which is the other major type of industrialization in developing countries.

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Understanding structural change: The growing role of manufactured exports

World markets are changing the opportunities for industrialization in low- and middle-income countries, opening some paths to industrialization and closing off others. It is no longer realistic to think of a country’s industrialization as an internal process. It is now shaped by the way each country’s industry integrates into the global economy through trade.

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