- Designing ELLED policies that reflect a country’s specific circumstances
Designing ELLED policies that reflect a country’s specific circumstances
It is well understood that each country and region has very particular cultural, historical, legal, and fiscal environments as well as employment and business capacity, government capacity (including financial), and infrastructure capacity. Despite this, there have been many cases where approaches are transplanted from one country to the next and fail because very significant contextual differences were not well understood or assessed.
ELLED policies must be designed to meet the specific country contexts, considering the enabling environment, specific relevant criteria, and key stakeholders. As well, each aspect of ELLED should be assessed individually for the issues that are most pertinent to make sure the policy provisions are successfully designed and implemented.
All sections of the ELLED Framework have material on how to assess the current situation and opportunities to implement ELLED strategies:
- Assessing The Existing Job Skills
- Supplying Extractives: Assessing The Current Situation
- Assessing The Potential To Create Increased Economic Links
- There is an “Opportunity Assessment” section for each of the various types of potential shared infrastructure – Information and Communications Technology, Water, Transportation, and Power – as well as for the potential to create Resource Corridors.
- Assessing the local context to understand if a special economic zone (SEZ) is an appropriate ELLED policy is covered under the Making strategic choices section of the SEZs category
- For the potential to create forward linkages into refining and processing of extractive industry outputs, assessing the local context for this potentila is covered in Identifying obstacles to downstream integration
SEZ, Jobs, Supply, Shared, Horizontal. In all cases, the key criteria for designing and implementing ELLED policies are outlined. Strategies must be re-evaluated and designed to reflect the specific country and regional contexts in which they are being applied.