In "The Good Jobs Strategy" Zeynep Ton explores the question of what makes a company successful. Contrary to popular belief, she argues, a company can adopt a low cost strategy that promotes investments in employees. Ton shows that treating employees as assets in which to invest can foster an environment for profit, efficiency, and better customer service.
This initiative provides an example of success in scaling and sustaining a workforce development project. The project began in 2005 as the USAID-funded Garment Industry Productivity Center (GIPC) – with the goal of improving the productivity and quality of the Cambodian garment sector – and over time evolved to become a self-sufficient private sector initiative.
The World Bank Sector Competitiveness Analysis Tools (SCAT) Reference Guide provides a step-by-step approach, using a framework and encyclopedic set of tools, to identify sectors and products with the most competitiveness potential, and then carry out public-private dialogue to analyze the gaps in a sector’s environment and come up with public, private and public-private action items.