Above: Presentation before the Lao PDR Government (read more)
Designing Policy and Strategic Objectives
for Special Economic Zones Programs
Locus Economica recognizes that there is no one-size-fits all zones program; each country must craft its program according to its economic, political, and institutional realities and goals. Successful zones tend to align with broader national strategies and have a clear role in achieving those strategies.
That’s why our consultants work with senior government officials at the outset to help identify the aims of their zones. When a zone isn’t the right response or needs to be re-conceived, you can rely on us to frankly state it and help you guide the program toward success.
Our policy services include:
(1) Helping identify the overall development objectives of the country and the key constraints to progress;
(2) Determining whether a zones program would be a good fit for easing those constraints and advancing those objectives;
(3) Reviewing factors that have led to success and failure in other zones programs in similar contexts and with similar objectives; and
(4) Drafting policy proposals and giving high-level presentations on the potential and priorities of proposed zones programs.