Introducing the BCG Sustainable Economic Development Assessment

Introducing the BCG Sustainable Economic Development Assessment

          
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Introducing the BCG Sustainable Economic Development Assessment

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    Acknowledgments

    This report was produced by BCG’s economic development topic area and is the result of a year-long global collaboration that involved BCG staff from more than 25 countries. The authors would like to acknowledge the contributions of the following experts in the firm’s Public Sector, Global Advantage, and Sustainability practice areas who served on the steering committee of the BCG Sustainable Economic Development Assessment initiative: Vincent Chin (Kuala Lumpur), a senior partner and the head of BCG’s Southeast Asian offices; Knut Haanæs (Geneva), a partner and the global leader of the Sustainability practice; Larry Kamener (Melbourne), a senior partner and the global leader of the Public Sector practice; and David Michael (Beijing), a senior partner and the global leader of the Global Advantage practice.

    The authors offer special thanks to the following partners: Tenbite Ermias (Johannesburg) for his insights on Sub-Saharan Africa; Christian Orglmeister (São Paulo) for his insights on Brazil; and Nor Azah Razali (Kuala Lumpur) for her help on the Malaysia case study.

    The following BCG partners also provided invaluable guidance: Craig Baker (London), Jorge Becerra (Santiago), Arindam Bhattacharya (New Delhi), Sami Chabenne (Casablanca), Jeffrey Chua (Singapore), Joe Davis (Washington), Roman Deniskin (Moscow), Andrew Dyer (Sydney), Mark Freedman (New York), Alexandre Gorito (Lisbon), Martin Manetti (Abu Dhabi), Christoph Nettesheim (Beijing), J. Puckett (Dallas), David Rhodes (London), Anthony Roediger (Sydney), Daniel Stelter (Berlin), Alex Ulanov (Kyiv), Edwin Utama (Jakarta), Wendy Woods (Boston), and Magín Yáñez (Madrid).

    A special acknowledgment goes to the consultants who have served on the SEDA team over its several phases of development and who represent the diversity of cultures behind SEDA: Alexandra Maltseva and Miguel Garcia-Sanchez (London); Yan Zhao (Washington); Hadi Zaklouta (Dubai); Madeline Penny (Melbourne); Daniel Walter (Zurich); Miguel Moura, John Leitão, Tiago Mendes, and Nuno Pimenta (Lisbon); and Carol Tan (Singapore).

    The authors are also grateful to BCG advisors James Purnell and Margaret Spellings and the many other economic development experts in government, academia, and international organizations around the world who shared insights that proved invaluable to the development of the SEDA methodology.

    Finally, they wish to thank Carmen Roche, Belinda Gallaugher, and Claire Hopkins. Thanks also go to Pete Engardio for his contributions to the writing of this report, and to Katherine Andrews, Gary Callahan, Kim Friedman, Gina Goldstein, and Sara Strassenreiter for their contributions to its editing, design, and production.