LED in post recovery disaster areas August 31, 2009

By:Ulrich Harmes-Liedtke

Economic Recovery introduces an economic dimension in the emergency response to disasters. Ulrich Harmes-Liedtke of mesopartner interviews ... more

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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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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Cases #14: The evolution of carnival in Trinidad November 14, 2008

Clive Pegus tells Ulrich Harmes-Liedtke how the carnival in Trinidad is an important factor in the local economy, not only due to its growth and the tourism it attracts but also because it has spawned carnivals in other cities around the world. more

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Cases #13: IBA See -- Conversion of a former open pit mining region August 29, 2008

Michael Feiler, project manager at IBA See, explains their experimental, innovation-focused approach to the conversion of a region that has been shaped by decades of open pit lignite mining. more

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Cases #12: LED in Bosnia and Herzegovina August 01, 2008

Zdravko Miovcic, director of EDA - Development Agency, Banja Luka, shares experiences and lessons learnt in many years of doing LED in Bosnia and Herzegovina. more

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Case #5: Starting LED in a marble sculpture cluster in Vietnam February 15, 2008

Shawn Cunningham and Christian Schoen share insights from a PACA Exercise in the Marble Mountain cluster close to Da Nang, Vietnam. In particular, they discuss how slightly shady business practices impact on LED. more