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CoC co-organizes workshop on global production networks

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Fri, Feb 7, 2014

CoC co-organizes workshop on global production networks

 

Increasingly, production in the global economy is organized in cross-border large and complex networks of suppliers and services, called global production networks, also known as supply or value chains.  What are the implications of this mode of production for development prospects of developing countries? What are the impacts on their capacity to develop industrial sectors and raise the standards of living of their population? How do they affect trade and growth dynamics?  

 

On February 5-6, 2014, a seminar convened by Center of Concern and the Brazil-based Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA) in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, convened policymakers, academics and other experts to address these questions. Team member Aldo Caliari attended on behalf of the Center of Concern.

Macroeconomic policies: The missing link in African industrialization strategies?

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Fri, Jul 26, 2013

Macroeconomic policies: The missing link in African industrialization strategies?

African countries and their leaders are increasingly waking up to the imperative of diversifiying their production structures. But, just as macroeconomic indicators have improved, the structure of production has become more concentrated. How can that be explained?

paper co-written by Center of Concern staff Aldo Caliari  sets out to argue that macroeconomic policies are the missing link in African industrialization strategies. The paper was delivered at the conference  "Learning to Compete: Industrial Development and Policy in Africa", organized in Helsinki by the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research on June 24-25 2013.

Macroeconomic Policies: The Missing Link in African Diversification Strategies? (June 2013)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Mon, Jul 1, 2013

Macroeconomic Policies: The Missing Link in African Diversification Strategies? (June 2013)

paper co-written by Center of Concern staff Aldo Caliari  and Chukwuma Agu (African Heritage Institution), was delivered at the conference  "Learning to Compete: Industrial Development and Policy in Africa", organized in Helsinki by the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research, held on June 24-25 2013.

 

 

 

Industrializing Amidst a Global Financial Crisis: Is it possible? (March 2009)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Thu, May 7, 2009

Industrializing Amidst a Global Financial Crisis: Is it possible? (March 2009)

The financial crisis will subject developing countries to great challenges. In many of their economies, shaped to strongly rely on exports, a high degree of commodity dependence and lack of diversification will magnify the impact of trade trends on their revenue. Escalating to products with higher industrial content might, in the light of global recession and lower revenue, become even more difficult, while at the same time more necessary than ever before to secure developing countries’ future.