HANOI, 4 April 2014 – UNIDO’s flagship publication, the Industrial Development Report (IDR) 2013 was presented in Hanoi today.
The report examines the role of structural change and employment and explores the underlying drivers of structural change in manufacturing. It also provides a detailed and largely path-breaking account of how structural change has taken place over the last 40 years.
Participants at a panel debate, organized during the presentation of the IDR, underscored the role of manufacturing and its transformation in employment generation and draw policy implications for inclusive and sustainable industrial development in Viet Nam.
Panelists included Le Huu Phuc, Deputy Director General of International Cooperation Department, the Ministry of Industry and Trade; Dang Phuong Dung, Vice President cum Secretary General, Viet Nam Textile and Apparel Association; and Ha Xuan Quang, Vice Rector, Hanoi University of Industry; Ludovico Alcorta, Director, UNIDO Development Policy, Statistics and Strategic Research Branch, and Patrick Gilabert, UNIDO Representative in Viet Nam.
Le Huu Phuc said the key findings and policy implications of the IDR “are relevant to Viet Nam as the country is focusing its efforts and resources to find the appropriate policy to address short-term issues, and in the meantime to ensure medium and long-term tasks to improve national competitiveness, promote growth, economic structural change and employment”.
The event was co-hosted by the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
The IDR 2013 is available in several languages here
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Director, UNIDO Development Policy, Statistics and Strategic Research Branch