Analysing the economics and politics of state-business relations in Africa and India
The objectives of this workshop were threefold. First, to share emerging findings and lessons from the African and Indian case studies on the provenance, evolution and forms of both formal and informal institutional interactions between state and business. Second, to identify the factors that affect the relations between states and businesses and which shape the institutions (both formal and informal) which govern them. Third, to measure effective state business relations (SBRs) and to quantify the effects of different configurations of state-business relations on economic performance at macro, meso and micro levels. The workshop also explored the policy implications of the research findings, and discussed ways to communicate the research more effectively and to monitor its impact on research users.
Report on a Joint IPPG-CUTS Research Workshop, Jaipur, India, 15-17 December 2009. 17 pp.