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Macro drivers of structural transformation

Inception workshop to set out the research agenda and the modalities of the project going forward

The purpose of the workshop is to set out the research agenda and the modalities of the project going forward. This project looks at the challenges low- and middle-income countries are experiencing with ‘new’ forms of structural transformation, including tertiarization and premature deindustrialization.

In light of these contemporary patterns the project will focus on producing knowledge and policy alternatives addressing the challenges of different varieties of structural transformation. The key questions of the project are:

  1. What are the drivers of the ‘new’ forms of structural transformation versus the ‘old’?
  2. Can tertiarization and premature deindustrialization be reversed?
  3. What are the possibilities for sustained growth with new forms of structural transformation?