Economic development based in sustainable sources of growth addressing social unbalances and being integrated in the world economy has traditionally been the main concern of legitimate governments worldwide.
Challenges continue to be huge in a continuously evolving worldwide economic scenario which experimented incredible changes in its structure in the last 10 years. While OECD members relatively maintain their size and development level, emerging countries are experimenting impressive rates of growth in context of instability and major social changes.
While the overall picture is rather positive, new concerns emerge for emerging countries willing to consolidate their mid-income status and developing countries trying to reach their next development level.
Productivity can continue to be boost by diversifying continuously into higher-value sectors in agriculture, industry and services. However, reforms in product, labour and financial markets should continue if emerging and developing economies are to foster competitive productive and service sectors.
This may generate new opportunities of growth while “old” drivers of growth can continue to be exploited, mitigating environmental impact and reducing social unbalances they had created in the past. Labour can shift from lower to higher productivity sectors, while remaining space for factor-accumulation-led growth can be exhausted.
Energy efficiency and environmental sustainability can be pursued in the framework of effective regional policies that reduce geographical disparities and enforce legislative application all over their territories.
FIELDS OF EXPERTISE:
Our experts use a combination of scenario forecasting, statistical analysis and industrial development measures, to tackle the main challenges emerging and developing economies face worldwide.
Powerful potential new sources of growth for economies are boosting international trade, entering in new value-added sectors receiving new investments or exploring new technologies based in the green economy. Moreover, continuous improvements in productivity can support a continuous diversification into higher-value sectors in agriculture, industry and services. In parallel, intensive reforms in quality infrastructure, competition policies and customs operations should continue if emerging and developing economies are to foster competitive productive and service sectors.
New opportunities of growth can be leverage while “old” drivers of growth can continue to be exploited, mitigating environmental impact and reducing social unbalances they had created in the past. Labour can shift from lower to higher productivity sectors, while remaining space for factor-accumulation-led growth can be exhausted.
EQO supports institutions and private firms developing greater capability to formulate and implement economic development plans, supporting the development of strategic planning, sector-wide development plans and identification of new growth sources.
Thanks to the experience of our team, we are able to offer a wide range of management services to multilateral donors, public governments and other organisations, characterised by distinct assets:
We are compromised to deliver results, so that when available, additional resources of expertise and pooled services become available.
Our management services can be applied to:
EQO provides highly specialized mentoring, training and capacity building services in a wide range of economic development related areas from a multidisciplinary perspective.
Up-to-date scientific and professional know-how of international economic institutions, policies and regulations, including international trade and health & safety regulations and practices, are offered and taught through using a wide range of different pedagogical approaches, from e-learning tools to mentoring programmes.
We are fully adaptable and flexible to our client needs, empowering new capacities with long-lasting impact based on the particular needs of each of our clients.