Cross-cutting services

UNIDO provides a number of cross-cutting services that support countries in implementing their ISID policies and programmes through targeted knowledge products, networking and partnership facilitation, including along a South-South axis, and rigorous results monitoring and reporting at all levels.

It also supports countries in building their industrial policy and statistics capacities that are necessary for planning and operationalizing their ISID programmes.

Meanwhile, recognizing that gender equality and the empowerment of women have significant positive impacts on sustained economic growth and sustainable industrial development, which are drivers of poverty reduction and social integration, UNIDO implements a gender mainstreaming strategy in its various programmatic activities.  A dedicated gender mainstreaming unit has been established in UNIDO’s executive office to oversee and guide the implementation of this strategy.