AR-T1144 : Re-Design Productive Development Policies
Project Status: Implementation
Support the Argentine Ministry of Production to adjust and redesign its Productive Development Policy (PDP) tools for a more open and integrated economy in global markets. The reduction of trade restrictions, administrative simplification, and the reduction of distortions in critical inputs such as energy, pose new rules of the game for most Argentine companies. As part of these changes, the government will present before the end of 2016, a new Productive Plan that will set guidelines to guide the expected transformation of broad sectors of the Argentine economy. This Plan will focus on improving the country's business environment around the following axes: (i) access to financing; (Ii) improvement of labor productivity and reduction of non-labor costs; (Iii) improvement of infrastructure for quality in the country, facilitating the access of Argentine firms to compliance with standards to access global markets; And (iv) the generation of public-private spaces to identify problems in sectoral regulatory frameworks that can be improved. In this sense, this Technical Cooperation (TC) will equip the Ministry of Production with the tools to readjust the instruments of these programs, As well as begin with the execution of the actions foreseen in the Productive Plan. The support of this TC will allow them to review international best practices in the implementation of similar programs, and adapt them to the needs of the country.