EQuIP – Enhancing the Quality of Industrial Policies – Toolbox


The EQuIP toolbox offers stakeholders a range of methodologies to consider for industrial diagnosis and strategy design in their countries.

The Institute also hosts an e-learning course on the EQuIP Toolbox on its e-learning platform. It can be accessed here.

There is a dedicated website on the EQuIP Project and all related materials and activities. It can be accessed at: http://www.equip-project.org

You can download all Tools from the EQuIP Toolbox below.

Introduction Introduction

This document gives an introduction into and an overview of the EQuIP Toolbox.

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Conceptual Framework Conceptual Framework

The conceptual framework gives the background of the EQuIP Toolbox. It elaborates on the motivation for the development and how it can be placed in the academic discourse.

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Tool 1 Tool 1: Industrial capacity and growth – Domestic and export dimensions

To give a general overview and perspective on the magnitude, positioning, strengths, competitiveness and performance of a country’s industrial sector.

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Tool 2 Tool 2: Sub-Sector Competitive Performance

To measure the competitiveness of any given sub-sector within manufacturing and to identify those sub-sectors that can contribute most to the corresponding indicator in the industrial capacity and growth tool.

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Tool 3 Tool 3: Industrial and Export Upgrading

To outline methodologies to analyze upgrading processes within a country’s industrial sector at various levels.

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Tool 4 Tool 4: Diversification – Domestic and Export Dimensions

To help analysts find out whether a country’s industrial and export structures are diversified or rather concentrated in a few activities/sub-sectors and markets.

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Tool 5 Tool 5: Industrial Employment and Poverty Alleviation

To provide analysts in low-income countries with some simple and intuitive diagnostic methods, which can help them to promote a process of structural change that generates broad-based quality employment and contributes to poverty reduction.

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Tool 6.1 Tool 6.1: Greening Industry – Energy efficiency module

To provide a set of indicators and related analyses, which allow (a) to assess the performance of a country regarding energy efficiency and energy vulnerability of its manufacturing sector and (b) to identify priority sub-sectors with low energy efficiency performance and/or a high vulnerability.

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Tool 6.2 Tool 6.2: Greening Industry – Material Efficiency Module

To provide a set of indicators and related analyses, which allow (a) to assess the performance of a country regarding material efficiency of its manufacturing sector and (b) to identify priority sub-sectors with low material efficiency performance.

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Tool 7 Tool 7: Global Value Chains

To enable the analyst to develop an understanding of the position of a country in GVCs, and to assess the developmental potential of a specific sector in GVCs, and outline key strategic industrial policies accordingly.

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Tool 8 Tool 8: Industrial Organization and Firm Profiling at Sub-Sector Level

To draw a detailed portrayal of a given industrial sub-sector, using a list of indicators on sub-sector characteristics related to industrial organization and firm profiles.

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Tool 9 Tool 9: Industrial Capabilities Indicators

To capture a country’s different types of industrial capabilities and to facilitate a better understanding of the role they play in industrial production, technological and structural change. – In advanced draft state

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Strategy Setting Document Strategy Setting Document

This document is so to speak the manual of the EQuIP Toolbox. It explains the user how the tools interact and how they can be used for the industrial strategy setting.

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Crash Course Crash Course

This document is the manual handed out at the EQuIP Trainings. Please note that this is no full reflection of the training and has not been designed as a stand-alone course.

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