Industrial development report 2009

This year's report, entitled "Breaking in and moving up: New industrial challenges for the bottom billion and the middle-income countries" focuses on countries that have been left behind. It is about the opportunities and constraints faced by two groups of countries: the countries of the "bottom billion" trying to break into global markets for manufactured goods, and the middle-income countries that are striving to move up to more sophisticated manufacturing. The report focuses predominantly on manufacturing, but it also discusses resource extraction, which is the other major type of industrialization in developing countries.

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