ramy hanna

Ramy Hanna - Research Officer

PhD students; Resource Politics
E: r.hanna@ids.ac.uk

Lizbeth is an IDS Honorary Associate.

A socio-economist with extensive experience in the field of international development. Lizbeth carries out academic research, training and consultancy on private sector development, industrial organisation and innovation in Latin America, Asia and Europe.

Clients include the Inter-American Development Bank, ILO, Ford Foundation, UNIDO, UNDP, ITC, UNCTAD and government agencies in developing countries. Academic contributions involved advancing measurement tools for governance and upgrading attainment of developing country firms and clusters operating in global and national value chains; highlighting the role of domestic markets in the acquisition of higher value-added capabilities (marketing and branding); proposing 'multichain' strategies for increased competitiveness and analysing ways to enhance the impact of donor-led value chain programmes on poverty alleviation.

Currently undertaking research on the financial and innovation processes needed to upgrade developing countries' position in value chains. These projects focus on light manufacturing in China as well as natural resource based and IT industries in Latin America. Teaching and training both postgraduate students and development practitioners.

The next World Social Science Report due to be published in 2016 will focus on the critical contemporary issues of inequalities and justice.

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A comparative study of the acquisition of branding capabilities in domestic and global value chains.

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This review examined a range of donor initiatives that adopted a value chain aproach as part of their policy package for promoting the growth of small and medium enterprises.

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An analysis of whether firms in the Southern Brazilian clusters of the Sinos Valley (footwear) and the Serra Gaucha (furniture) show different patterns of industrial upgrading according to the global and national value chains they feed into.

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While the debate on industrial clusters and local innovation systems was mainly concerned with local linkages, this work examined global linkages and how they affected local relationships.

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This is the front cover to IDS Bulletin 472A, 'States, Markets and Society –
New Relationships for a New Development Era'.

States, Markets and Society – New Relationships for a New Development Era

IDS Bulletin 47.2A (2016)

‘How does change happen?’ and ‘How should change happen and how can it be enabled?’ are key questions analysed in this IDS Bulletin, drawing on the Institute of Development Studies’ reflections on States, Markets and Society as a theme of its 50th Anniversary year. More details

IDS publications on international development research

Water resources and climate change

The state of water resources is one of constant change. Rising temperatures are reducing the reliability and quality of water supplies. More details

IDS publications on international development research

Utilising Electricity Access for Poverty Reduction - Literature Review

The literature review generated insight into the findings of previous studies regarding productive uses of electricity and poverty impacts, and was used to inform the design of the case study research. More details

IDS publications on international development research

Utilising Electricity Access for Poverty Reduction - Full report

This study sought to explore relationships between different levels of electricity access and impacts and to map out the enabling factors and constraints to the provision, take up and productive use of electricity access. More details

Geographic Expertise:
Egypt; South Sudan; Sudan.