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Networks for Prosperity Presentation

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Networks for Prosperity Presentation

  1. 1. Networks for Prosperity InitiativeNetworksfor Prosperitywww.Networks4Prosperity.org
  2. 2. Networks for Prosperity InitiativeAbout the N4P initiativeObjective: To inspire for new forms of development partnership that facilitate the access of developing countries to policy-relevant knowledge in the field of economic and private sector development.What we did so far: Not creating another separate website or platform but acting as a catalyst for consolidating existing knowledge sources, including local resources and facilitating access to them for developing countries Acting as a conceptual knowledge provider in the fields of South-South knowledge networking, global connectedness and network governance
  3. 3. Networks for Prosperity InitiativeNetworks for Prosperity:Connecting development knowledge beyond 2015Towards a New Era of Networked DevelopmentHistoric background: Development of the MDGsNew partners: BRICS, emerging economies and non-state actorsFrom Busan and Rio to the post-2015 debateThe critical role of middle-income countries (MICs)
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  9. 9. Networks for Prosperity InitiativeUNIDO model for structural transformationVarious ways exist for how ‘state of industrialization’ can be defined andrepresented.Ricardo suggests a static view on a country’s export structure to determine iteconomic complexity.UNIDO goes one step further and looks at dynamic processes of “structuraltransformation” that allow countries to use the insights for their economic andindustrial planning.This should help countries to avoid the “middle-income trap” of being stuck inan economic situation of eternal “middle-income” status without sustainableand wide-spread prosperity development.
  10. 10. Networks for Prosperity InitiativeConclusionsEvidence points to the effect network participation has on economic growth –network participation increases information flows and knowledge transfers,allowing states to better participate in global economic networks.A division emerges between highly networked and less networked societies.Various ways exist for how ‘state of industrialization’ can be defined andrepresented. It is proposed to consider a scientific model, looking at industrialdevelopment challenges that lower middle income and upper middle incomecountries with different demographic and geographic characteristics are likelyto face in their particular stages of development.UNIDO’s industrialization model suggests a “structural transformation”,based on a dynamic economic analysis, to avoid the “middle-income trap.”
  11. 11. Networks for Prosperity InitiativeNetworks for Prosperity:Connecting development knowledge beyond 2015RecommendationsConnectedness should be central to the post-2015 agendaMiddle-income countries should enhance their development roleSouth-South cooperation as effective way for achieving development goalsAdvance research on connectedness in industrialization
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