UNIDO's Industrial Analytics Platform to harness power of data for evidence-based policies

UNIDO's Industrial Analytics Platform to harness power of data for evidence-based policies

ABU DHABI, 4 November 2019 – On the sidelines of the 18th Session of its General Conference, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) officially launched the new Industrial Analytics Platform (IAP), an innovative tool featuring, in an accessible format, data on select indicators of industrial development and relevant research by leading experts.

“UNIDO sees an important role for innovative data-driven tools that can help support our mandate of fostering inclusive and sustainable industrial development,” said UNIDO Deputy Director General Hiroshi Kuniyoshi. “Harnessing the power of data can significantly increase the efficiency of planning and implementation of programmes as well as support the design of evidence-based policies.”

Following two years of development, the IAP, which is funded by the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany, was soft-launched in Thailand in July 2019, with pilot workshops organized in Cambodia, the Republic of Korea, and South Africa. UNIDO plans to roll out a number of capacity building programmes with the IAP at the core of a new delivery mode.

“This novel tool is very important for UNIDO’s mandate in supporting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” said Deputy Director General at the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development Michael Krake. “Germany is committed to support future development of the platform, starting with a second round of funding to start at the end of the year.”

The IAP offers an innovative path that strengthens UNIDO’s outreach and advocacy efforts towards its Member States and that supports the delivery of training and capacity building activities. The online platform structures the user journeys in three main components: a data explorer that provides a set of tailored and visualized indicators; non-technical, concise feature articles on industrialization issues and trends; and country profiles for a quick guide to countries of interest.

The platform can be accessed here.

For more information, please contact:

Adnan Seric

Research and Industrial Development Officer / IAP Project Manager

UNIDO Research and Industrial Policy Advice Division