The Impact Evaluation of Cluster Development Programs

books by Alessandro Maffioli, Carlo Pietrobelli & Rodolfo Stucchi (Eds)

Publisher: Inter-American Development Bank, Washington D.C

Cluster development programmes (CDPs) aim to support industrial clusters of agglomerated firms to achieve higher productivity and sustainable development. Such programmes have been prominent in Latin America over the past decade, but there have been few impact evaluations. This book presents the findings from an evaluation of Latin American CDPs. Various case studies show positive medium-term effects of the programmes on employment, exports, and wages. CDPs are also found to have positive spillover effects on untreated firms, and to improve the network connectivity and technology-transfer ties between firms.