Networks and knowledge networks are becoming increasingly important to support industrial development in line with the Millennium Development Goals. The present second Networks for Prosperity report, building on the foundational first report, taps the knowledge of academics and practitioners alike to demonstrate how networks and network governance can help states in applying sound and profitable industrial development strategies. By disseminating information, encouraging learning, and diffusing management practices, networks spark and support private sector development
This study is the second report prepared by UNIDO’s Networks for Prosperity initiative which aimed to establish a knowledge management concept that would support developing countries in acquiring and adapting private sector development (PSD)-relevant knowledge to their specific contexts and development needs, and enhance the knowledge capabilities of the United Nations system and its national counterparts and partners in the field of PSD policy.
This report is divided into five parts and concludes with recommendation that have been formulated for consideration by UN Member States.