Impact Red Sur : final technical report
Through this project Red Sur and its partners implemented cutting-edge, regional and multi-countries' research that informed the policy agenda not only to foster SMEs development, but also quality job creation by considering the opportunities for productive diversification, technological and environmental upgrading and value-added generation. While at the beginning of the project, the context was that of a commodities boom, the project evolved in a post-boom context, which enabled an analysis of the transition and to extract important lessons for the region from a scientific, developmental and policy perspective. The project mobilised more than 1,500 stakeholders, and seven open calls for papers that mobilised 500 researchers, 41% of which were women, and half of the total were young researchers. Red Sur members were requested by governments‘ official to contribute to policy design, assessment and public decision making in substantive areas of the project and have a high recognition among peers and policy makers as experts in their field. Red Sur was consolidated during this project as the South American Network on Applied Economics and mobilized researchers from 23 LAC countries.
Author(s): Alemany, Cecilia, Lopez, Andres