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ISID 7 forum pcp

Advanced session of the Seventh ISID Forum: Insights from PCP countries

When: 27 November 2018, 9:00-10:30 AM (CET)

Where: Vienna International Centre, C-building, Boardroom C (fourth floor)

In case you cannot join in person, the session will be livestreamed on this page, and you can also engage on Twitter via @UNIDO using #ISIDForum7.

Watch the full session below:


As part of its convening role, UNIDO organizes regular forums on inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) that bring together different stakeholders to engage in a dialogue, exchange knowledge, forge partnerships and shape strategies for advancing ISID. The first such forum was held in 2014. So far, six ISID Forums have been organized. For more information on past ISID Forums, click here and here.


This year’s advanced session of the Seventh ISID Forum will focus on the Programme for Country Partnership (PCP) to provide Member States with an opportunity to engage in a dialogue with government representatives of PCP countries. Entitled “Insights from PCP countries”, the event will be held on the sidelines of the forty-sixth session of the UNIDO Industrial Development Board in Vienna, Austria.

Watch the wrap-up video below:

About the session

The session will feature opening remarks by the UNIDO Director General LI Yong and a moderated panel discussion. It will provide an opportunity to hear directly from high-level government representatives of PCP countries on their first-hand experiences and achievements through the Programme, lessons learned as well as vision for the future. The session will also include a question and answer period allowing for interactive exchange between the panelists, representatives of Member States and other participants.

Take a look at the detailed programme of the event here.

About the Programme for Country Partnership

The PCP is UNIDO’s newest programmatic service for accelerating ISID in Member States. The PCP aims to facilitate the mobilization of partners, expertise and resources for larger development impact, contributing to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 9 and other relevant SDGs.

Each programme is tailored to specific country needs and aligned with the national development agenda, while maintaining several key features: (1) ownership and leadership of the host government; (2) selected priority industrial sectors or areas; (3) a multi-stakeholder partnership; and (4) the facilitation of public and private investment. The PCP combines UNIDO’s advisory and normative services, technical assistance and convening function to deliver an integrated service package to Member States.

The PCP was first introduced in mid-2014 and is currently ongoing in six countries - Cambodia, Ethiopia, Kyrgyzstan, Morocco, Peru and Senegal - covering each region of the globe and constituting the piloting phase.

Each PCP is at a different stage of development. The first two pilots, PCP Ethiopia and PCP Senegal, are in implementation since 2015. The third pilot, PCP Peru, launched in January 2016 and commenced implementation in 2018. PCP Cambodia and PCP Kyrgyzstan were approved in 2017 and are currently in the programming phase. The last pilot, PCP Morocco, was approved in 2018 and is in its final stages of programming.

Going forward, UNIDO will gradually expand the PCP to additional countries.

To find out more about the PCP, click here.