VIENNA, 3 December 2021 - The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is pleased to announce the launch of a new publication: Sectoral transformation for inclusive and sustainable industrial development. Methodological approaches.
In the era of rapidly evolving economic opportunities and risks, accelerated by the onset of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and powered by digitalization as a result of the ongoing pandemic, this publication highlights the pathways to achieve sectoral transformation towards inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID). Although the pandemic has acted as an unanticipated catalyst to the pace of change and revealed the vulnerabilities of many value chains, the 4IR and its impact are still being shaped, prompting UNIDO to take stock of its repository of unique sectoral expertise to guide sectoral industrial transformation that will realize the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Promoting UNIDO´s vision in the Medium-Term Programme Framework 2022–2025 to accelerate transformation towards inclusive and sustainable industrialization, the publication highlights its six interwoven enablers: knowledge and skills; a conducive business environment; enhanced investment and industrial infrastructure; robust quality and standards; strong business linkages, clusters and value chains; and upscaled science, technology and innovation.
UNIDO value addition is based on its needs-driven, tailored solutions and this publication further presents methodological approaches, robust tools and concrete cases to support structural transformation at sectoral level. UNIDO Member States can take these solutions to enhance productivity, increase employment and to foster better regional and global trade integration at the micro, meso and macro levels.
This brochure has been officially launched during the nineteenth session of UNIDO General Conference that takes place at a critical juncture following the UN Secretary-General’s call for a “Decade of Action” and in light of the prolonged economic recovery in store for countries all over the world.
Download the publication here.
For more information, please contact:
Bernardo Calzadilla Sarmiento, Managing Director, UNIDO Directorate of Digitalization, Technology and Agribusiness