GEORGE PACA 2012
Participatory Appraisal of Competitive Advantage
This initiative is Phase 1 of the George Municipality Economic Development (ED) Competitiveness Initiative, the outcome of which will be Economic Development Strategy for the municipal area. Phase 2 of the project (to be launched in April 2012) will focus on Business Retention and Expansion (BR&E).
PACA has been introduced into more than 40 countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe. It is applied by dozens of LED facilitators. It has helped local stakeholders in hundreds of locations to better understand each other and their place, and to formulate effective Local Economic Development activities.
PACA is a methodology to prepare an action-oriented diagnostic of the local economy, to initiate economic development initiatives and to assess and refocus ongoing ED activities. It mobilises and motivates local stakeholders to take an active role in an ED initiative through fast analysis and action learning. It builds off George’s strengths and opportunities and focuses on quick visible wins. More detail on the project can be found in this two page summary document.
PACA INITIAL RESULTS
PACA results, both on Strategic Focus areas as well as quick win projects as presented to the public on 15 March 2012 can be found here.
Full and final PACA report to follow shortly.
MINI-WORKSHOPS FOR SECTORS COMPLETED
The Kickoff workshop and six mini-workshops have been completed. A summary of the discussion at each of these workshops can be accessed below:
Agriculture / Agri processing mini-workshop
The George PACA timeline of events are as follows (more detail will be posted closer to the events in the events calendar) :
If you are a key stakeholder and feel that you can contribute strategically to the process and want to actively participate and contribute and have not yet been contacted please email your information to firstname.lastname@example.org . Follow us: