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Cluster Diagnostics
A cluster diagnostic study is generally prepared by the Cluster Development Agent and provides the basis for the elaboration of cluster-specific collective action plans. It focuses on an analysis of a cluster’s economic system, including features of the production system, institutional and business linkages, support institutions, and other framework conditions. The diagnostic study is not an academic but rather an action-oriented and heavily participatory exercise, which aims to provide practical and yet sufficiently accurate information that can be used in the formulation and implementation of cluster development activities. The diagnostic study can also serve to collect data for the establishment of a baseline for monitoring and evaluation.

Module 3_Cluster Diagnostics (.pdf)