Deepening of the growth diagnosis in the Apurimac Region

Areas : Natural resources, extractive industries and social conflict
Researcher/s in charge : Manuel Glave
Execution time:September 2014


As part of the technical studies that the Bureau for Economic Studies, Evaluation and Territorial Competitiveness under the MYPE and Industry (Produce) Vice-Minister’s Office is developing to promote competitiveness policies in each region of the country, the overall purpose of this consultancy is to prepare a thorough diagnosis to identify the main barriers for economic growth in the region, according to the growth diagnosis methodology introduced by Hausmann, Klinger and Wagner (2008).  It is a deepening of a previous study performed by Richard Webb, Claudia Mendieta and Víctor Agreda (2011).  As part of the research, the elements that form part of Hausmann et al’s “decision tree”  (2008) are described and analyzed using  information constructed with emphasis on the possibility that any of them may be a growth-limiting factor. Part of the specific objectives is to evaluate potential growth barriers in the most important sectors of the region, e.g. construction, tourism, mining and agriculture, according to the different natural regions in Apurimac (e.g. Andes and Rainforest), as well as to identify economic growth barriers in the region, particularly making use of the Hausmann et al (2008) methodology tests. The study must conclude with the recommendation of policies to promote sustained productive diversification and economic growth in the region for each one of the National Productive Diversification Plan Axes. These policy proposals should be specifically aimed at the identified growth barriers, and their legal and administrative feasibility should be explicitly considered.