Competitiveness through an industry lens Washington DC, 22 January 2008 Vincent Palmade Lead Economist, FIAS (soon in Afri...
Why export competitiveness is so important <ul><li>Best way to get the $ necessary to import the goods and machines (Japan...
Practical definition of export competitiveness <ul><li>Competitiveness =  productivity /costs </li></ul><ul><li>and by the...
Analyzing competitiveness… <ul><li>… in existing products/services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Benchmark productivity and key co...
Traditional tools useful but insufficient <ul><li>Traditional tools and what they offer: </li></ul><ul><li>Incentive frame...
Explaining productivity differences <ul><li>Step 1:  benchmarking productivity by industry -  enterprise surveys have impr...
Framework to analyze productivity gaps at operational level <ul><li>Scale </li></ul><ul><li>Capital intensity </li></ul><u...
BIG DIFFERENCES IN RELATIVE SECTOR PRODUCTIVITIES - INDIA Source: McKinsey Global Institute Sector average 95 25 53 55 35 ...
LABOR PRODUCTIVITY IN THE AUTO SECTOR Indexed to U.S. productivity = 100  Source: McKinsey Global Institute, 2001 <ul><li>...
Apparel Source:  McKinsey Global Institute, 2001 <ul><li>Market share guaranteed by quotas </li></ul><ul><li>Small-scale i...
Findings from recent WBG industry work <ul><li>Export subsidies combined with import tariffs in Nigeria’s apparel value ch...
The main drivers of productivity differences are competition related and industry specific <ul><li>Trade barriers (quotas ...
Why competition is so important <ul><li>90% of managers are not profit (meaning productivity) maximizers </li></ul><ul><li...
Huge and growing opportunity Employment share Percent Formal economy Informal economy Source: McKinsey Global Institute Po...
Which industries to analyze <ul><li>Main export industry groups  </li></ul><ul><li>to kickstart least developed countries ...
Main export industry groups
Key success factors and typical issues – natural resources <ul><li>Survey of natural resources </li></ul><ul><li>Secured p...
Key success factors and typical issues – agrobusiness <ul><li>Access to market (trade agreements, standards) </li></ul><ul...
Key success factors and typical issues – light manufacturing <ul><li>Access to market (trade agreements, standards) </li><...
Key success factors and typical issues – remote services <ul><li>Telecom infrastructure and policies </li></ul><ul><li>Acc...
Key success factors and typical issues – tourism <ul><li>Emigration policies </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation infrastructu...
Tackling tricky domestic issues in the name of competitiveness  <ul><li>India reforming utilities as a result of pressure ...
Being proactive <ul><li>Identifying the key sources of growth (industries/locations) – not rocket science for least develo...
Getting organized internally <ul><li>Reaching out to Bank industry groups – mining, ICT, agriculture, transportation, infr...
Helping our clients getting organized – top level reform teams Donors Private Sector Small dedicated world class team Head...
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  1. 1. Competitiveness through an industry lens Washington DC, 22 January 2008 Vincent Palmade Lead Economist, FIAS (soon in Africa FPD)
  2. 2. Why export competitiveness is so important <ul><li>Best way to get the $ necessary to import the goods and machines (Japanese waves) </li></ul><ul><li>To benefit from and be exposed to global progress and competition </li></ul><ul><li>Performance is easy to assess </li></ul><ul><li>Political economy is easier (the country against the rest of the world) </li></ul><ul><li>Spillovers/linkages into the rest of the economy </li></ul><ul><li>Great wedge into tricky domestic policy issues (e.g. labor, land and electricitiy) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Practical definition of export competitiveness <ul><li>Competitiveness = productivity /costs </li></ul><ul><li>and by the way: </li></ul><ul><li>GDP = productivity X inputs </li></ul><ul><li>Productivity = value added/inputs </li></ul><ul><li>(productivity captures quality and innovation) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Analyzing competitiveness… <ul><li>… in existing products/services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Benchmark productivity and key costs along main steps of value chain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Explain reasons for differences through analysis of incentive framework (e.g. competition) and factor markets (e.g. labor, capital and land) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>… in potentially new products/services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Understand market requirements in detail </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consider proactive role of government if big information gaps and coordination issues </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Traditional tools useful but insufficient <ul><li>Traditional tools and what they offer: </li></ul><ul><li>Incentive framework analysis (e.g. inflation, interest rates, trade policies, restrictions to FDI, taxes, government ownership): extent to which economy is liberalized and privatized <critical first step that we miss or do poorly> </li></ul><ul><li>Financial market analysis (FSAP): extent and effectiveness of intermediation </li></ul><ul><li>Labor market analysis: skills, wages, mobility, regulations </li></ul><ul><li>Gender growth assessments: women labor can be a key source of competitiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Enterprise Surveys : costs of electricity,corruption, crime, transportation, info on wages and productivity (beware of perception results – e.g. WEF) </li></ul><ul><li>Doing Business : direct costs of specific cross-cutting policy issues </li></ul><ul><li>Trade Logistic Surveys : issues with backbone services </li></ul><ul><li>Rodrik/Haussmann binding constraints to growth methodology: useful to rank macro/mezo constraints but not micro (industry specific ones) </li></ul><ul><li>What they do not offer: </li></ul><ul><li>Main reasons for productivity differentials (specific to each industry/location) </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding of product market policy issues (industry specific) </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding of land market policy issues </li></ul><ul><li>Reasons for differences in savings (retained earnings) </li></ul><ul><li>Reasons for wage differentials (e.g. China vs Africa) </li></ul><ul><li>The main potential sources of growth in the economy (industries/locations) </li></ul><ul><li>What it takes to get an industry off the ground from not much (minimun integrated export platform – smart proactive government actions) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Explaining productivity differences <ul><li>Step 1: benchmarking productivity by industry - enterprise surveys have improving productivity data (apparel, food processing and retail) </li></ul><ul><li>Step 2: understanding the productivity gaps at the operational level (e.g. scale, organization) – adjusting for differences in relative costs of labor and capital </li></ul><ul><li>Step 3: understanding why managers do not improve operations – lack of skills?, lack of motivation?, direct impediments? + understanding why leading investors are not investing </li></ul><ul><li>Step 4: understanding what in the external environment does not lead to bad managers going bankrupt or being replaced, and what prevent good managers from improving and expanding operations </li></ul>
  7. 7. Framework to analyze productivity gaps at operational level <ul><li>Scale </li></ul><ul><li>Capital intensity </li></ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity utilization </li></ul><ul><li>Energy efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Waste levels </li></ul><ul><li>Excess workers </li></ul><ul><li>Organization of functions and tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Labor skills </li></ul><ul><li>Supplier relations </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing/pricing </li></ul><ul><li>Quality </li></ul><ul><li><by type of players – e.g. large formal vs small informal firms> </li></ul>
  8. 8. BIG DIFFERENCES IN RELATIVE SECTOR PRODUCTIVITIES - INDIA Source: McKinsey Global Institute Sector average 95 25 53 55 35 76 53 Local best practice Viable best practice potential 95 75 80 90 75 90 84 44 8 6 12 16 11 24 Software Housing Construction Retail Retail banking Apparel Steel Automotive
  9. 9. LABOR PRODUCTIVITY IN THE AUTO SECTOR Indexed to U.S. productivity = 100 Source: McKinsey Global Institute, 2001 <ul><li>India </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>Mexico </li></ul>21 24 65 100 <ul><li>China </li></ul>Close to productivity frontier thanks to NAFTA Productivity tripled in last ten years following de-licensing Low competition due to licensing
  10. 10. Apparel Source: McKinsey Global Institute, 2001 <ul><li>Market share guaranteed by quotas </li></ul><ul><li>Small-scale industry reservation </li></ul><ul><li>Non-level excise duties </li></ul>Average rejection level Per cent Low scale machines per factory India China 50 500 India China 3.3 1.8
  11. 11. Findings from recent WBG industry work <ul><li>Export subsidies combined with import tariffs in Nigeria’s apparel value chain </li></ul><ul><li>Mining rights in Pakistan - pink roads </li></ul><ul><li>Fishing rights in Senegal </li></ul><ul><li>Certification process for Benin’s shrimp </li></ul><ul><li>Restrictions on olive imports in Tunisia </li></ul><ul><li>Price regulations on Tunisian tomatoes </li></ul>
  12. 12. The main drivers of productivity differences are competition related and industry specific <ul><li>Trade barriers (quotas and tariffs) </li></ul><ul><li>Non tariff trade barriers (customs, standards) </li></ul><ul><li>Licensing restrictions – e.g. to FDI </li></ul><ul><li>Restrictions on prices </li></ul><ul><li>Restrictions on products and services </li></ul><ul><li>Inadequate standards (health, CSR) </li></ul><ul><li>Government subsidies </li></ul><ul><li>Government procurements </li></ul><ul><li>Intellectual property rights </li></ul><ul><li>Concession rights for secured and sustainable exploitation of natural resources (mining, forestry, fishing) </li></ul>Industry specific policy issues <ul><li>Unequal enforcement of industry specific policies </li></ul><ul><li>Unequal enforcement of taxes </li></ul><ul><li>Unequal enforcement of labor regulations </li></ul><ul><li>Unequal access to (government) land </li></ul><ul><li>Unequal access to loans from state-owned banks </li></ul><ul><li>Unequal access to public infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Unequal access to government provided energy </li></ul><ul><li>Unequal access to and treatment by judiciary </li></ul>Enforcement issues
  13. 13. Why competition is so important <ul><li>90% of managers are not profit (meaning productivity) maximizers </li></ul><ul><li>Fair and intense competition with the best leaves them the choice between catching up or giving up </li></ul><ul><li>Product market competition is the main mechanism by which capital is re-allocated from low productivity to high productivity companies (e.g. retained earnings) – competition in banking also key (e.g. CIGAP findings) </li></ul><ul><li>Competition is the main driver of innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Competition pushes businesses to push for reforms </li></ul><ul><li>Competition between countries also works… </li></ul><ul><li>McKinsey results on competition confirmed by OECD and Enterprise Survey analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Competition and free trade are fully consistent with the poverty reduction/equal opportunity agenda and the best way to attack rents and corruption </li></ul><ul><li>Competition issues can only be analyzed at the industry level </li></ul>
  14. 14. Huge and growing opportunity Employment share Percent Formal economy Informal economy Source: McKinsey Global Institute Poor incentive framework shielding from international best practice Poor enforcement leading to unfair competition from organized informal companies Heavy regulatory burden trapping small firms in informality Labor productivity Percent of U.S. Economic potential 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 0 20 40 60 80 100 Technological/managerial innovation
  15. 15. Which industries to analyze <ul><li>Main export industry groups </li></ul><ul><li>to kickstart least developed countries </li></ul><ul><li>Natural resources (incl. forests and fishing) </li></ul><ul><li>Agrobusiness (incl. aquaculture and biofuels) </li></ul><ul><li>Light manufacturing (incl. apparel and electronics) </li></ul><ul><li>Tourism </li></ul><ul><li>Remote services </li></ul><ul><li>Main enablers/domestic industries </li></ul><ul><li>Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Water </li></ul><ul><li>Telecom </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Banking </li></ul><ul><li>Construction </li></ul><ul><li>Construction materials </li></ul><ul><li>Retail/wholesale </li></ul><ul><li>Agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>Professional services </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Healthcare </li></ul>
  16. 16. Main export industry groups
  17. 17. Key success factors and typical issues – natural resources <ul><li>Survey of natural resources </li></ul><ul><li>Secured property rights ensuring sustainable exploitation </li></ul><ul><li>Fair and stable contractual arrangements </li></ul><ul><li>Transparency of negotiation process and accountability </li></ul><ul><li>Good governance around fiscal revenues and expenditures </li></ul><ul><li>Product standards (regulation and enforcement) </li></ul><ul><li>Control over smuggling </li></ul><ul><li>Logistics and costs of importing equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Linkages (infrastructure, suppliers) </li></ul><ul><li>Co-existence with artisanal mining </li></ul><ul><li>Local community development </li></ul><ul><li>Environment protection </li></ul>
  18. 18. Key success factors and typical issues – agrobusiness <ul><li>Access to market (trade agreements, standards) </li></ul><ul><li>Trade facilitation (transport, customs) </li></ul><ul><li>No restrictions on prices and FDI </li></ul><ul><li>R&D – Intellectual Property Rights - PPPs </li></ul><ul><li>Competitive input markets (fertilizers, seeds) </li></ul><ul><li>Extension services </li></ul><ul><li>Contract farming </li></ul><ul><li>Governance of farmers’ associations </li></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure (access roads, irrigation) </li></ul><ul><li>Land markets (e.g. pluri annual crops) </li></ul>
  19. 19. Key success factors and typical issues – light manufacturing <ul><li>Access to market (trade agreements, standards) </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible labor markets </li></ul><ul><li>No restrictions on FDI </li></ul><ul><li>Efficient trade logistics (transport, customs) </li></ul><ul><li>Low cost of utilities </li></ul><ul><li>Competitive tax regime </li></ul><ul><li>Low admin costs </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate Social Responsibility </li></ul>
  20. 20. Key success factors and typical issues – remote services <ul><li>Telecom infrastructure and policies </li></ul><ul><li>Access to “intelligent” buildings </li></ul><ul><li>Education – e.g. IT and language skills </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible labor markets </li></ul><ul><li>Intellectual Property Rights </li></ul>
  21. 21. Key success factors and typical issues – tourism <ul><li>Emigration policies </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation infrastructure and policies </li></ul><ul><li>Security </li></ul><ul><li>Health </li></ul><ul><li>Site management </li></ul><ul><li>Competitive hotels – e.g. internet connections, efficient construction </li></ul><ul><li>Competitive retail </li></ul><ul><li>Access to land </li></ul><ul><li>+ KSF for new tourism segments – ecotourism, business, health, culture, education, retirement.. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Tackling tricky domestic issues in the name of competitiveness <ul><li>India reforming utilities as a result of pressure from manufacturers following the lowering of import tariffs </li></ul><ul><li>Morrocco modernizing its education system to catch up with Tunisia in remote services </li></ul><ul><li>Rwanda reforming its land markets for tourism </li></ul><ul><li>China using export oriented special economic zones to test new domestic policies (e.g. land) </li></ul>
  23. 23. Being proactive <ul><li>Identifying the key sources of growth (industries/locations) – not rocket science for least developed countries </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding the key success factors and issues for each (including in related industries) – starting with analyzing the incentive frameworks </li></ul><ul><li>Targeting leading international investors (incl. diaspora and South-South) – e.g. Dubai developpers </li></ul><ul><li>A smart little push may be required…Minimum Integrated Trade Platform for least developed countries…but let’s not treat government/incentive framework failures as market failures (e.g. Tunisia tomatoes) </li></ul>
  24. 24. Getting organized internally <ul><li>Reaching out to Bank industry groups – mining, ICT, agriculture, transportation, infrastructure, energy, finance, education and health </li></ul><ul><li>Filling the gaps – tourism, agrobusiness, light manufacturing, construction, retail and professional services (IFC can help) </li></ul><ul><li>For each industry: </li></ul><ul><li>- checklist of key success factors and policy issues </li></ul><ul><li>- benchmarks on productivity, costs and prices </li></ul><ul><li>- case studies on industries and policies </li></ul><ul><li>- rosters of leading experts and investors </li></ul><ul><li>- model consultant TORs </li></ul><ul><li><Export competitiveness thematic group is a great start> </li></ul>
  25. 25. Helping our clients getting organized – top level reform teams Donors Private Sector Small dedicated world class team Head of State Line Ministries Advocacy and $ to support reforms access coordination Arms-length Cape Verde, Botswana, Mauritius, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia (1964 WB project)
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