This section is an introduction to the lessons learned from other experiences of PPD for competitiveness and the types of cooperation that can happen in a PPD for competitiveness. It discusses how PPD can be used to contribute to the field of competitive industries and how it can be used in the context of competitiveness programs. It makes the case that in addition to improving regulations in general, PPD can also be used to drive investment and employment at the sector level. A study of 18 sectors was conducted and how they eventually peaked. What were the factors that made the sector take off or sustain growth? We observed that strong public-private sector collaborative actions played an important role behind the scenes.
Several examples of successful sector-dialogue are mentioned, including a case from the electronic sector in Malaysia, the tourism and the citrus industries in the Mediterranean region, a similar study in the region of Catalonia in Spain where nine different clusters are observed, a case of rose farming in Ethiopia, an example of sector development that happened with the help of PPD in India (Business Process Outsourcing) and the case of asparagus farming in Peru.