ITC launches new book Public-Private Collaboration for Export Success - Case studies from Barbados, Ghana, India, Thailand and Malaysia
ITC has recently launched a new book titled Public-Private Collaboration for Export Success - Case studies from Barbados, Ghana, India, Thailand and Malaysia. ITC commissioned the case studies in the book to showcase the successful experiences of public-private collaboration in developing countries engaged in the process of integrating into the global economy. The case studies in this book describe different methods and achievements of successful public-private cooperation.
In Barbados, the public and private sectors worked together to ensure the country was able to secure better access for its tourism service providers and investors under the CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).
In Ghana, public-private dialogue resulted in a public-private partnership and a highly successful initiative to integrate customs services. This resulted in boosting Ghana’s ratings as a good place to do business and government tax revenues.
In Thailand, a business friendly, government-led industrial development strategy has resulted in a parts and components supplier network in the country, which impressively increased local content in Thai-made cars.
The export production hub in the State of Penang, Malaysia, provides a valuable laboratory for a study of government policies and global sourcing strategies of multinational enterprises (MNEs) in determining developmental gains from global production sharing.
It is hoped that the example of these success stories will inspire business leaders, policymakers and development practitioners to build on best practice for using development assistance to address market failures and to leverage private sector investment for the greater good. We also believe these stories make a strong case for Aid for Trade.