Mesopartner Annual Reflection 2018 June 29, 2018


In this annual reflection the reader will find discussions on the roles and relevance of meso organisations in the context of specific concepts, ... more

LED - An Overview May 17, 2018

By:Marcus Jenal

As part of it’s support for the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation’s (SDC) employment and income (e+i) network, Marcus Jenal of ... more

Rapid Market Assessment of Responsible Tourism in Vietnam 2017 October 11, 2017

By:Christian Schoen

In order to assess the feasibility of a possible future project ‘Responsible Tourism and Competitiveness in Vietnam’ envisaged by the Swiss ... more

Knowledge, Technologies and Innovation for Development in the Agenda 2030: Revisiting Germany's Contribution August 16, 2017

By:Dr Shawn Cunningham, Frank Waeltring

The discussion paper by Dr Shawn Cunningham & Frank Waeltring is available. The paper was commissioned by the GIZ Sector project “Development Orientated Trade and Investment Policy and Promotion” on behalf of the BMZ.We would love to hear your feedback on this discussion paper. It provided us ... more

Rethinking systemic change: economic evolution and institutions July 26, 2017

By:Dr Shawn Cunningham & Marcus Jenal

In this work, we question the utility of the concept of systemic change in market systems development as it is currently used and suggest that we need a rethink. Systems continuously change and evolve, also without external development actors. The aim of development must be to enhance the ... more

Category: Annual Reports

Mesopartner Annual Reflection 2017 July 26, 2017

In this year’s Annual Reflection, we deliberate on the significance and relevance of the meso level and meso policy options as a vehicle and lever for stimulating economic activities and strengthening enterprises at the micro level. We particularly focus our considerations on the role and ... more

Category: Annual Reports

Mesopartner Annual Reflection 2016 July 27, 2016

The purpose of our Annual Reflection series is to illustrate how we are currently approaching our work from a specific perspective. This year we have dedicated our annual flagship publication to a topic that is high on the development agenda and which will increasingly gain more relevance and ... more

Category: Annual Reports

Mesopartner Annual Reflection 2015 July 23, 2015

Mesopartner focuses the 2015 Annual Reflection on Territorial Economic Development (TED), which is back in the spotlight and is attracting increasing attention. The Annual Reflection draws on our accumulated experience in this field to discuss to what extent the local and regional economic ... more

Category: Working Papers

Systemic Competitiveness Revisited June 01, 2015

By:Dr. Jörg Meyer-Stamer

Working paper 14 more

Category: Working Papers

Gaining systemic insight to strengthen economic development initiatives July 28, 2014

By:Marcus Jenal, Dr Shawn Cunningham

Working Paper 16 more

Category: Annual Reports

Mesopartner Annual Reflection 2014 July 28, 2014

Complexity in Economic Development Mesopartner dedicates the Annual Reflection 2014 entirely to complexity thinking and its practical implication for our work on economic development. Eight articles in this publication address this new paradigm and try to explore it further from different angles. ... more

Category: Annual Reports

Mesopartner Anniversary Reflection 2003-2013 July 17, 2013

After a decade of operation as a multi-national micro-enterprise, Mesopartner is proud to announce the celebration of its 10th anniversary. During the past 10 years we have widely extended our topical focus, our geographical outreach, our methodological approaches and our network of associates, ... more

Category: Books, Manuals

The Fundamentals of Innovation System Promotion for Development Practitioners August 20, 2012

By:Dr. Shawn Cunningham

This book introduces the fundamental principles of understanding, diagnosing and improving innovation systems. The book is not about innovation within a business as such, but is about the innovation system around firms, within regions or between industry sectors. The technological progress of a ... more