The UNIDO Institute for Capacity Development was established to respond effectively to the industrial development challenges being faced by Member States. The overall aim of the Institute is to strengthen UNIDO's academic partnership, networking efforts, capacity-building and training activities. It provides training on key issues pertaining to sustainable industrial development. It serves as a platform for knowledge creation, knowledge sharing and as a catalyst for innovative solutions and ideas for addressing specific policy challenges for achieving more inclusive and sustainable patterns of globalization.
Its functions are related to the areas of: 1) Knowledge Sharing, 2) Training and Education, 3) Joint Research, 4) Policy Dialogue and 5) Strategic Networking and Partnership.
The vision of the UNIDO Institute for Capacity Development is to become a global centre of excellence for learning, joint research and capacity building, and ‘virtual resource center’ for the community of practice in industrial development issues.
Its mission is to enhance the quality of industrial policy by generating, disseminating and sharing world-class knowledge resources and building capacities for sustainable industrial development, poverty reduction and accelerated economic growth.