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"learning to Industrialize" - Kenichi Ohno's latest book
(December 2012) Learning to Industrialize: From Given Growth to Policy-aided Value Creation was published from Routledge. The first part (chs.1-4) covers ideas and methods such as middle income traps, policy learning, standard industrial policy tools, policy organizations, etc. The second part (chs.5-10) discusses concrete country cases - Meiji Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, Vietnam and Ethiopia - in which governments brilliantly succeeded or are seriously struggling to industrialize the national economy.

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Mission Reports to India & Mauritius

(October 2012) Researchers of the GRIPS Development Forum visited India (September 24 to 28) and Mauritius (October 1 to 4). The India mission objective was to study Indiafs long experiences in economic and industrial policy making, and a set of policies to promote competitiveness. The Mauritius mission objective was to study its industrial policies (EPZ, FDI attraction etc) as well as the role and function of matured state-business relationship. This is one of the series of industrial policy missions supported by JICA (under JICA/GRIPS Industrial Policy Dialogues with Ethiopia).
India Mission Report (592KB)
Mauritius Mission Report (761KB) (revised on Dec.28 2012)

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Reports on Policy Dialogue on Industrial Development in Ethiopia (phase1)
(April 2012) These are outputs of the Ethiopia - Japan industrial policy dialogue, jointly conducted by JICA and GRIPS Development Forum for the period of June 2009 to May 2011.
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Policy Minutes No. 24
(March 2012) GRIPS Development Forum has published a Policy Minutes No. 24. The Policy Minutes compile the presentations and main points discussed at the seminar "Japan's Approach to African Development during TICAD IV: The Case of Ethiopia," co-hosted by GDF and JICA on October 17, 2011. The seminar aimed to disseminate the results of the first phase of Japan's cooperation for industrial development in Ethiopia (2009-2011) with wider audience, in light of how Japan is sharing East Asian experience with Ethiopia, and to discuss its broader implications for Japan's growth support for Africa in general. >>> More  (PDF 4.63MB)
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