UNIDO conducts applied economic research on the patterns of structural change and disseminates its findings both within the organization and to the development practitioners’ community. On this basis, it advocates the relevance of accelerated industrial development and improved industrial competitiveness as instruments to reduce poverty and increase sustainability. UNIDO supports Member States in the design and implementation of policies to expand and diversify their productive capacity, and it advocates for sustainable industrialization strategies at the global and regional level.
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Competitive Industrial Performance (CIP) Index 2012 Preview
UNIDO offers the first preview of its Competitive Industrial Performance (CIP) Index 2012. The CIP index benchmarks national industrial performance of 118 countries using indicators of an economy's ability to produce and export manufactured goods competitively. An interactive map allows the user to explore the index across countries.