COVID-19: Responding to the Crisis. Building a Better Future

COVID-19: Responding to the Crisis. Building a Better Future

VIENNA, 26 May 2020 – The COVID-19 response framework of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), titled Responding to the Crisis. Building a Better Future, outlines UNIDO’s approach to the crisis on the basis of three pillars:

  • Prepare and contain: Support the preparation for the health crisis and containing its economic consequences. Protect supply chains, the productive sector and its workers.
  • Respond and adapt: Support the adaptation of the productive sector to respond, utilizing inclusive and sustainable solutions, and building resilience.
  • Recover and transform: Support the recovery and transformation towards inclusive, resilient and sustainable economies through inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID).

These pillars are mutually inclusive, and highlight: partnerships to accelerate the global response; integrated service packages tailored to each Member State’s particular situation and needs; capacity building and knowledge exchange based on lessons learned; best practices and best available technologies.

The packages aim at supporting countries with comprehensive socio-economic recovery approaches, geared towards ISID results at scale. 

Download the position paper here.