Country Studies



During 2004 and 2005, case studies in 15 countries across four developing regions were carried out. The purpose of these was to allow for in-depth analysis on the relation between productivity and a set of pre-selected explanatory variables within a country-specific context. Furthermore, the main interest was to find out how productivity-enhancing policies fared under different economic, political and social contexts. The results obtained from the case studies were then contrasted with the average picture emerging from cross-country regression analysis. Two questions typically raised in the country studies were whether important country and regional idiosyncrasies are masked (cross-section) analysis, and whether some determinants are more important in one context than in another.

The country case studies can be downloaded in .pdf-format from this page, whereas the comparison between cross-country and country case analysis can be downloaded from the "Working Papers" page.

Africa Asia Latin America Middle East and North Africa

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