The paper endeavors to link developing country’s export-driven industrial clusters to international post-disaster relief program in their efforts to sustain in international trade activities. In line with the context of Aid-for-Trade initiative undertaken by WTO (World Trade Organization) and OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) since WTO’s Hong Kong Ministerial Conference in 2005, it pioneers an effort to attribute locally based and initiated community-based program with the wider context of international development assistance scheme. By offering cases on handicraft, furniture industrial clusters and its tourism-related services in the area affected by Yogyakarta’s 2010 volcanic eruption and 2006 earthquake, the paper seeks to explain how the clusters escape from and sustain themselves in production, distribution, market and business disruptions and eventually develop resilient recovery programs. The paper attempts to map out the clusters’ community development programs in their efforts to recover from the disruptions and at the same time to develop their upgrading capacities to remain competitive in the global value chains of handicraft and furniture industries as well as its tourism-related supporting services.
Authors: Riza Noer Arfani, Maharani Hapsari
Collation: vii + 39 p