Industrial Development Report 2009
Breaking in and moving up: New industrial challenges for the bottom billion and the middle-income countries This year’s report, entitled “Breaking in and moving up: New industrial challenges for the bottom billion and the middle-income countries” focuses on countries that have been left behind. It is about the opportunities and constraints faced by two groups of countries: the countries of the “bottom billion” trying to break into global markets for manufactured goods, and the middle-income countries that are striving to move up to more sophisticated manufacturing. The report focuses predominantly on manufacturing, but it also discusses resource extraction, which is the other major type of industrialization in developing countries. It also highlights three aspects of structural change in industry. As industrialization proceeds, what does it produce, where does it locate, and where are its outputs sold? The report seeks to improve our understanding of these processes of structural change, and sets out some economic policy responses to support breaking in and moving up in the global industrial economy. The report was launched in London on the 23 February 2009 by Kandeh K. Yumkella, UNIDO Director-General, together with the lead author of the report, Professor Paul Collier, University of Oxford.
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