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Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD)

IPD is a think tank that serves as a bridge between policy-makers and academia and focuses on development-related regional and country-specific issues. Since 2007, JICA-RI has, with Columbia University, co-sponsored the IPD Task Force on Africa. One of the key objectives of the IPD Africa Task Force is to formulate policy proposals for decision makers on development and economic issues. Similar events have been organized in Ethiopia, where industrial strategy for the country’s manufacturing sector has been debated and from which recommendations and sector development plans have been elaborated.

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