Mission healthcare: using economic complexity to devise mission-oriented diversification strategies for Brazil
João Romero, Fabrício Silveira and Elton Freitas
The paper seeks to combine mission-oriented and complexity-based smart specialization policies to devise diversification strategies focused on health-related products for Brazil. The approach is largely empirical and applies the economic complexity methodology to assess the best routes for Brazil, a country facing severe economic constraints but with a considerable level of productive capabilities already established in the healthcare sector. The mission-oriented development strategy outlined in this paper seeks enhance Brazil’s productive specialization while addressing also socioeconomic and environmental challenges.