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Bonaglia, Federico

Overview
Works: 35 works in 163 publications in 4 languages and 1,983 library holdings
Roles: Author, Other, Contributor
Classifications: HF1611, 382.30967
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Most widely held works by Federico Bonaglia
Trading competitively : trade capacity building in Sub-Saharan Africa by Federico Bonaglia( )

23 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The trade analysis and firm surveys conducted in several African countries in this study highlight an apparent mismatch between government policies and exporters' needs in the provision and use of trade support services. While acknowledging the weaknesses of firms in these countries, the study does present evidence confirming the existence of a wide array of policy options for increasing business competitiveness and reducing dependence on primary commodities. Successful upgrading and diversification, however, require not only a right set of macroeconomic and structural policies, but also a substantial change in the policy-making process. A major governance problem undermines the implementation of a successful "business plan" for export diversification in these countries: the lack of involvement of private sector and civil society in policy formulation
Meeting the challenge of private sector development : evidence from the Mekong sub-region by Federico Bonaglia( )

17 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores how governments can help firms in developing countries better seize the opportunities created by globalization and contribute to improving employment opportunities and poverty reduction. More specifically, it analyzes how local firms can get involved in global value chains, access distant and more profitable markets and upgrade their capabilities. Based on case studies, the book focuses on selected industries and reviews experiences of governments and enterprises in the Mekong sub-region (Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam). It seeks to draw bottom up policy conclusions from firm- and industry-level analyses in specific country settings about how best to support private sector development in developing countries.--Publisher's description
How Globalisation Improves Governance by Federico Bonaglia( )

13 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Globalisation, governance and economic performance affect each other in very complex mutual relationships. In this paper, we establish a clear and well-circumscribed hypothesis: "is there an effect of globalisation on governance?" To test this hypothesis or, even more specifically, to test how openness can affect the quality of domestic institutions, we survey available theoretical explanations of causal relationships between globalisation and governance. Microeconomic theory helps us identify trade policy, competition by foreign producers and international investors, and openness-related differences in institution building costs and benefits, as three major transmission mechanisms through which openness affects a country's corruption levels. Examining a large sample of countries covering a 20-year long period, we found robust empirical support for the fact that increases in import openness do indeed cause reductions in corruption, a crucial aspect of governance. The magnitude of
Export Diversification in Low-Income Countries : An International Challenge After Doha by Federico Bonaglia( )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper discusses major policy issues related to commodity dependence and export diversification in low-income countries. Contrary to some widely-held view, it argues that natural resources are not necessarily a "curse" - that they do not condemn low-income countries to underdevelopment but can provide rather a basis for sustained export-led growth. Natural resource-based sectors have potential for export diversification. The OECD "mirror" trade data suggest that many different routes to diversification exist, including resource-based manufacturing and processing of primary products. However, these opportunities are not being exploited in many low-income countries. This is because export diversification is typically a slow process, and this process needs to be sustained by an appropriate and coherent strategy, characterised by a combination of vision, co-ordination and management of conflicting interests. Moreover, the analysis of trade support services in two African countries
Plus que des T-shirts : les producteurs du sud dans les chaînes de valeur mondiales by Federico Bonaglia( )

7 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grâce au progrès technologique et aux nouvelles pratiques d'organisation, les producteurs des pays en développement participent de plus en plus aux échanges internationaux d'une large gamme de biens et de services. Pourtant, les entreprises des pays industriels décident souvent de l'ampleur de l'intégration et de la montée en gamme de ces producteurs dans les chaînes de valeur mondiales
Strengthening Productive Capacities in Emerging Economies through Internationalisation : Evidence from the Appliance Industry by Federico Bonaglia( )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The emergence of a "second wave" of developing-country multinational enterprises (MNEs) in a variety of industries is one of the characterizing features of globalisation. These new MNEs did not delay their internationalisation until they were large, as did most of their predecessors, and often become global as a result of direct firm-to-firm contracting. Many grow large as they internationalise; conversely, they internationalise in order to grow large. This is a striking pattern which, if confirmed, indicates that enterprises from developing countries have pursued distinctive approaches to internationalisation. It is a further interesting hypothesis to investigate to what extent such firms, born as suppliers of established incumbents, have leveraged on their "latecomer" status to accelerate their internationalisation. This paper documents how emerging MNEs may follow quite different patterns to reach, or at least approach, global competitiveness. In particular, it investigates how three latecomer MNEs pursued global growth through accelerated internationalisation combined with strategic and organisational innovation. Haier (China), Mabe (Mexico) and Arçelik (Turkey) emerged as Dragon Multinationals in the large home appliances (so-called "white goods") industry
Africans Need not Miss Out on the Benefits of Globalisation by Federico Bonaglia( )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strong commodity prices are driving Africa's growth, which should be about 6 % in 2007 and 2008. External vulnerability is a function of its limited integration into international trade and investment flows. Africa should mobilise external sources more strategically. In this respect, aid for trade can be import. * This Policy Insights introduces the African Economic Outlook 2007
More than T-shirts : The Integration of Developing Country Producers in Global Value Chains by Federico Bonaglia( )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Technological change and organisational advancements have made possible the greater participation of developing country producers in international trade, in a wide range of goods and services. However, firms based in industrial countries often determine the scope for insertion and upgrading of those producers in global value chains (GVCs). * This Policy Insights introduces the Business for Development: Fostering the Private Sector report
Private Sector Development in Poor Countries : Seeking Better Policy Recipes? by Federico Bonaglia( )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private business activity, by creating and using "ideas", drives economic growth in both rich and poor countries. Creating an enabling business environment is necessary but not sufficient for fostering the private sector in poor countries. Open dialogue, transparency, accountability and evaluation make private sector development policies more effective. * This Policy Insights introduces the Business for Development: Fostering the Private Sector report
Globalizzazione e sviluppo by Federico Bonaglia( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in Italian and Portuguese and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le développement du secteur privé dans les pays pauvres : faut-il changer de recette? by Federico Bonaglia( )

6 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En créant et en exploitant des " idées ", l'activité des entreprises privées tire la croissance, dans les pays riches comme dans les pays pauvres. La mise en place d'un environnement propice aux affaires est une condition nécessaire mais non suffisante pour promouvoir le secteur privé dans les pays pauvres. Le dialogue, la transparence, la responsabilité et l'évaluation confortent l'efficacité des politiques de développement du secteur privé
Trade and Structural Adjustment Policies in Selected Developing Countries by Jens Andersson( )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The experience of the five examined industries (agro-food in Chile, cut flowers in Kenya, garment in Lesotho and in Mauritius and seafood in Thailand) demonstrates that non-traditional industries can emerge and achieved strong growth rates in very diverse settings in terms of geography and initial economic and social conditions. In most of these cases, the government adopted a relatively export-oriented, business-friendly attitude and adapted its policies as the industries developed. Hence, a key factor for successful structural adjustment has been the pro-active role of government in establishing an enabling economic and policy environment that allows local firms to operate on a level-playing field and strengthen their competitive edge in international markets. This highlights the importance of implementing trade policies in the framework of comprehensive development strategies and establishing a consultative national policy-making process for ensuring a coherent approach to trade and structural adjustment. The case studies also underscore that countries (government and industry) are compelled to constantly adapt in light of new sources of competition, growing wage levels, environmental constraints, technological advances and demanding product and process standards. Policy-makers in most countries under review are aware of this challenge. As a consequence, some of them have taken the initiative to set up specific mechanisms or programmes for further enhancing the competitiveness of existing export sectors and/or promoting emerging non-traditional export industries
Compétitivité des échanges : renforcer les capacités en Afrique subsaharienne by Federico Bonaglia( )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in French and English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cette étude présente une série d'enquêtes menées auprès d'entreprises dans plusieurs pays africains ainsi qu'une analyse des échanges. Elle met en évidence une inadéquation manifeste entre les politiques menées par les pouvoirs publics et les besoins des exportateurs en ce qui concerne à la fois l'offre et l'utilisation des services de soutien aux activités commerciales. Tout en reconnaissant les faiblesses des entreprises locales, l'étude n'en livre pas moins des constatations qui confirment l'existence d'un vaste éventail de mesures capables d'améliorer la compétitivité des entreprises et de réduire la dépendance vis-à-vis des produits de base. Pour réussir sur ces deux fronts, cependant, il faut non seulement prendre des mesures macro-économiques et structurelles adéquates, mais aussi modifier substantiellement le processus de prise de décision. La mise en œuvre fructueuse d'un " plan d'action " visant à diversifier les exportations dans ces pays se heurte à un problème de gouvernance d'envergure, à savoir la faible participation du secteur privé et de la société civile à l'élaboration des politiques
La mondialisation, une opportunité à ne pas manquer pour l'Afrique by Federico Bonaglia( )

4 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La bonne tenue des cours des matières premières tire la croissance africaine, qui devrait avoisiner les 6 pour cent en 2007 et 2008. Une insuffisante intégration du continent dans le commerce international et les flux mondiaux d'investissement est source de vulnérabilité extérieure. L'Afrique doit développer une véritable stratégie de mobilisation des ressources externes, notamment en utilisant davantage l'aide pour favoriser son insertion commerciale. démocratisation
La cooperazione internazionale allo sviluppo by Federico Bonaglia( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in Italian and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Africa : un continente in movimento by Federico Bonaglia( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in Italian and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oggi l'Africa ha un'opportunità che non può lasciarsi sfuggire. Quel che conta è promuovere la diversificazione delle fonti di crescita: risorse minerarie e idrocarburi, ma anche l'agricoltura, che ha un potenziale enorme in termini di riduzione della povertà. È cruciale investire in questi settori e trasformarli perché generino migliori opportunità economiche e occupazionali. La popolazione africana raddoppierà entro il 2050, tornando a rappresentare un quinto del totale mondiale, come nel XVI secolo. Quale sarà il ruolo del continente e della sua giovane popolazione nell'economia globalizzata del XXI secolo? L'eredità coloniale, le inadeguate politiche economiche, la mancanza di infrastrutture, la corruzione e una governance inefficace, la piaga dell'AIDS e l'indifferenza del mondo industrializzato hanno a lungo condannato l'Africa ad essere la regione più povera del mondo. Oggi le cose sono cambiate. L'Africa contemporanea, nonostante persistenti problemi strutturali, è una realtà in movimento: come sta evolvendo questa crescita? Quali saranno le sue ricadute sullo sviluppo e sul benessere delle popolazioni?--
Zambia: Sustaining Agricultural Diversification by Federico Bonaglia( )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zambia has a huge agricultural potential, which is still largely untapped, and could play a key role in growth and poverty eradication. Since the early 2000s, the government has implemented important reforms to promote privatisation and trade reforms, leading to higher investment and a strong growth in export crops such as cotton and horticulture. Despite this success, agricultural productivity, especially for food crops, remains low. The study shows that public resources to the agricultural sector have drastically decreased since the early 1990s, while private sector providers have not stepped in to fill the void left by the government disengagement from input supply and marketing. Despite a strong government commitment to reverse this trend, budget figures show that the share in total allocations dropped again in the 2008 budget. The study also argues that evaluations of past donor interventions in agriculture are not very positive, especially in terms of their sustainability. Projects often paid little attention to local absorptive and implementing capacity, had too narrow a focus on production and food security, and lacked an adequate understanding of the socio-economic conditions and behaviour of the target groups. Lack of co-ordination resulted in duplications and insufficient scale. A new generation of donor projects emerged in the early 2000s, with a strong focus on commercialisation and the development of market linkages, especially via contract farming. These projects have borne good results in terms of production volumes, quality standards and access to international commodity chains, as well as farmers' income. The key challenge for donors is to scale up these success cases and ensure sustainability. The implementation of the Joint Assistance Strategy for Zambia 2007-2010 is an opportunity to achieve a better division of labour, strengthen synergies on the ground and reduce transaction costs for government. Acknowledgements The Zambia
La mondialisation, une opportunité à ne pas manquer pour l'Afrique by Federico Bonaglia( )

1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La bonne tenue des cours des matières premières tire la croissance africaine, qui devrait avoisiner les 6 pour cent en 2007 et 2008. Une insuffisante intégration du continent dans le commerce international et les flux mondiaux d'investissement est source de vulnérabilité extérieure. L'Afrique doit développer une véritable stratégie de mobilisation des ressources externes, notamment en utilisant davantage l'aide pour favoriser son insertion commerciale. démocratisation
Le développement du secteur privé dans les pays pauvres : Faut-il changer de recette ? by Federico Bonaglia( )

1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En créant et en exploitant des " idées ", l'activité des entreprises privées tire la croissance, dans les pays riches comme dans les pays pauvres. La mise en place d'un environnement propice aux affaires est une condition nécessaire mais non suffisante pour promouvoir le secteur privé dans les pays pauvres. Le dialogue, la transparence, la responsabilité et l'évaluation confortent l'efficacité des politiques de développement du secteur privé
Trade and Structural Adjustment Policies in Selected Developing Countries by Jens Andersson( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The experience of the five examined industries (agro-food in Chile, cut flowers in Kenya, garment in Lesotho and in Mauritius and seafood in Thailand) demonstrates that non-traditional industries can emerge and achieved strong growth rates in very diverse settings in terms of geography and initial economic and social conditions. In most of these cases, the government adopted a relatively export-oriented, business-friendly attitude and adapted its policies as the industries developed. Hence, a key factor for successful structural adjustment has been the pro-active role of government in establishing an enabling economic and policy environment that allows local firms to operate on a level-playing field and strengthen their competitive edge in international markets. This highlights the importance of implementing trade policies in the framework of comprehensive development strategies and establishing a consultative national policy-making process for ensuring a coherent approach to trade and structural adjustment. The case studies also underscore that countries (government and industry) are compelled to constantly adapt in light of new sources of competition, growing wage levels, environmental constraints, technological advances and demanding product and process standards. Policy-makers in most countries under review are aware of this challenge. As a consequence, some of them have taken the initiative to set up specific mechanisms or programmes for further enhancing the competitiveness of existing export sectors and/or promoting emerging non-traditional export industries
 
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Meeting the challenge of private sector development : evidence from the Mekong sub-region
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Meeting the challenge of private sector development : evidence from the Mekong sub-region
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Federico Bonaglia economista e scrittore italiano

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Federico Bonaglia Italian economist and writer

Federico Bonaglia italienischer Schriftsteller und Wirtschaftswissenschaftler

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