Public-Private Partnership for Competitiveness | Asian Development Bank

Public-Private Partnership for Competitiveness

Publication | June 2003
Public-Private Partnership for Competitiveness

This brief addresses these issues: whether the notion of a country's competitiveness is meaningful, and whether the government should do anything to enhance it.

A key question in development economics has been why some countries grow faster than others. In recent years, the role of the government has come to the center of the discussion, giving rise to the notion of "national competitiveness." The debate about national competitiveness has revolved around two questions: first, whether the notion of a country's competitiveness is meaningful; and second, whether the government should do anything to enhance it. This brief addresses these two issues.

Contents 

  • What is Competitiveness?
  • Public-Private Partnership for Competitiveness
  • Conclusion
  • References