UNIDO coordinates with a number of institutions to foster the development of competitive clusters and business networks. Below is a list of institutions active in the field of cluster development.


mobilize funds and offer strategic support for project implementation in the framework of their country strategies.

Professional organizations

are public and private sector organizations and NGOs with expertise in the provision of training, business development services and technical assistance.

Universities and research institutions

have been key partners in the formulation of the UNIDO cluster approach. They provide guidance at all stages of project implementation and collaborate in field-based research.

International Organizations, Initiatives and Networks

offer databases and information on policies and tools for cluster development.