VIENNA, 07 May 2019 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has convened an expert group meeting on the Enhancing the Quality of Industrial Polices (EQuIP) initiative in partnership with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). The objectives of the meeting were to discuss and review the expansion of the EQuIP learning toolboxes, especially in in the areas of climate change, industrial development and gender equality.
“EQuIP aims to support policymakers in developing countries to formulate and design evidence-based strategies for inclusive and sustainable industrial development,” said Nicola Cantore, Research and Industrial Policy Officer of the Department of Policy Research and Statistics at UNIDO.
Leading experts from UNIDO, UNCTAD, UNEP and more than 25 experts of other international organizations actively discussed the EQuIP modules enriched with new approaches and tools in relation to climate change mitigation, industry 4.0/productivity and gender equality. The analysis of several national and international case studies paved the way for an assessment of emerging challenges, and policy implications and opportunities.
UNIDO’s Chief Statistician, Shyam Upadhyaya, commended this initiative by UNIDO’s Policy Research and Statistics department and GIZ. He said, “How do we use industrial statistics to facilitate industrial policy making? It is by moving mindsets through application of relevant policy tools. We cannot give guidance and understand where industry stands, if we are not able to rationalize it.” He added that the expert group meeting outputs would contribute to better describing the specific role of EQuIP in fostering Sustainable Development Goal 9.
For more information please contact:
UNIDO Research and Industrial Policy Officer,
Department of Policy Research and Statistics
See EQuIP website