Promoting Productive Integration in Latin America and the Caribbean: Suggestions for Project Preparation

Sep 2005
This paper reviews, analyzes, and documents the current IDB experience in "productive integration" logic, in order to generate a pool of useful knowledge that will contribute to improving the design and implementation of future projects. This logic is based on the assumption that, by cooperating with each other and with public and private institutions, enterprises can develop competitive advantages that would be impossible to achieve in isolation. In addition, central, regional and local governments, working in partnership with the private sector, can better focus their policies and their resources, thus increasing both the cost-effectiveness and the impact of their efforts.