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Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy


The future of developing countries lies in services. Enhancing productivity in labor-absorbing services in particular must be an essential priority, for reasons of both growth and equity. In this paper we provide a broad overview of what such a strategy might look like, drawing on a wide range of existing programs on which it might build.


Rodrik, Dani, and Rohan Sandhu. "Servicing Development: Productive Upgrading of Labor-Absorbing Services in Developing Countries." Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy, Reimagining the Economy Policy Paper, May 2024.