LEDcast -- Case #16: The Provincial Competitiveness Index in Vietnam March 12, 2009

Edmund Malesky and Christian Schoen discuss the conceptual foundation and the impact of the PCI, an exercise that has been running in Vietnam ... more

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LEDcast -- Innovation #3: Analysing an innovation system in South Africa February 08, 2009

John Lawson, Geoff Ritson and Jorg Meyer-Stamer discuss the outcomes of a RALIS exercise, i.e. a quick diagnosis of the innovation system around ... more

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Cluster promotion in Western Cape province, South Africa January 25, 2009

Nigel Gwynne-Evans of the Department of Economic Development in the Western Cape, South Africa, shares his experience with ten years of cluster ... more

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Category: Concepts

Concept #7: Systemic competitiveness July 25, 2008

Shawn Cunningham and Jorg Meyer-Stamer discuss the origin and main messages of the concept of Systemic Competitiveness, an approach that helps in formulating a holistic perspective of a local economy. More information, including the Benchmarking Table that we mention in the show, is available here.  more

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Category: Case Studies

Cases #11: UNIDO's experience with cluster promotion July 04, 2008

Michele Clara, industrial development officer in the Cluster and Business Linkages Unit of the UN Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) shares some of the lessons learnt over many years of cluster promotion. more

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Category: Concepts

Concept #6: Market failure June 07, 2008

Shawn Cunningham and Jorg Meyer-Stamer discuss the issue of market failure: What is it? How can you address it? And how does it relate to other modes of organising economic transactions? more

Category: Case Studies

Cases #10: Using radio in local development May 30, 2008

Sonja Ende interviews Kasim Abdukadir, who is running a small business-oriented programme in a local radio station in Niger province, Nigeria, and Veronique Stolz, who is with a GTZ programme and promotes developmental radio in Nigeria. more

Category: Case Studies

Cases #9: Business Development Committees in Nigeria May 29, 2008

Sonja Ende interviews Margaret Joshua who is working with GTZ's LED programme in Nigeria. Margaret shares the experience with Business Development Committees that have been created at a local level in order to improve the local business environment. more

Category: Tools

Tools #7: Managing expectations May 17, 2008

Jorg Meyer-Stamer and Colin Mitchell discuss why the management of expectations in development activities so often goes wrong. more

Category: Tools

Tools #6: PACA May 04, 2008

Shawn Cunningham and Jorg Meyer-Stamer discuss the background, main characteristics and evolution of the Participatory Appraisal of Competitive Advantage (PACA) method. more

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Category: Case Studies

Cases #8: The Genesis method in Amatole, South Africa April 19, 2008

Mpumi Fundam, responsible for LED in the Amatole district municipality (i e the region around East London) in South Africa, and Colin Mitchell, the author of the Genesis method, explain how Genesis helped Amatole to identify its potential competitive advantage, formulate a strategic perspective and ... more

Category: Case Studies

Cases #7: Training councillors on LED April 12, 2008

Jorg Meyer-Stamer interviews Zini Godden, a South African LED trainer and facilitator, on her experience with LED training courses for councillors, i.e. the elected representatives in local government. more

Category: Case Studies

Cases #6: Tourism development in a World Cultural Heritage town April 04, 2008

Ulrich Harmes-Liedtke has a conversation with Andrea Schunk who is involved in tourism development in Colonia de Sacramento, a world cultural heritage site in Uruguay. more