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Sixth ISID Forum

Vienna, Austria, 27 November 2017

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Sixth ISID Forum

Vienna, Austria, 27 November 2017

PCP approach: Evolving partnerships for greater impact objective

The Sixth ISID Forum took place as part of the 17th session of the UNIDO General Conference, on 27 November 2017 in Vienna. The event presented an opportunity to discuss UNIDO’s leading role during the entire PCP cycle. The UNIDO Director General officially opened the event with a short intervention, highlighting the PCP as the Organization’s main model to Member States, while making a quick reference to the positive results of the PCP mid-term evaluation.

The Forum provided a strong platform to highlight the key features and value of the Programme for Country Partnership (PCP) model, and to discuss the way forward for the PCP as an evolving partnership framework for greater development impact. Through the PCP, UNIDO provides advisory services to governments on industry-related issues, leads programme design, delivers multidisciplinary technical assistance, reaches out to potential partners and facilitates overall coordination.

Topics of discussion

The Programme for Country Partnership (PCP) is UNIDO’s multi-stakeholder partnership model aimed at accelerating Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development (ISID) under the strong leadership of the national governments. A PCP supports the achievement of national industrialization goals, with a focus on a few priority industrial sectors or areas. It is aligned with the national development strategy of the benefiting country and it focuses on creating synergies with ongoing partner programmes relevant to ISID. It is also aligned with the priorities of financial institutions that provide credit lines for large-scale infrastructure development and financing for private investment. 

The PCP is currently being piloted in Ethiopia, Senegal, and Peru. In order to gain experience from all geographical regions, the Organization is in the process of rolling out the PCP to the Arab region, Central Asia and South-East Asia.

The PCP supports countries in achieving inclusive and sustainable industrial development and attaining the SDGs, with a focus on multi-stakeholder partnerships. From a substantive point of view, the PCP differs from the traditional Country Programmes through a stronger country analysis, a proactive engagement with international financial institutions (IFIs), development finance institutions and the business sector, a much stronger positioning of UNIDO at the core of the host country’s industrial policymaking, and a focus on assisting the government in coordinating flows of resources from public investment (possibly with the support of IFIs) and from private investment.

Against this backdrop, the Sixth ISID Forum focused on the following topics:

  1.  The key features and the value proposition of the PCP as an innovative partnership framework

  2. The progress of the PCPs, emphasizing the PCP as an evolving partnership framework for creating greater development impact

FORUM MATERIALS

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FORMAT

The Forum consisted of two sessions, totaling 120 minutes. It predominantly encompassed government delegations participating in the Least Developed Countries Ministerial Conference, the General Conference, as well as the donor community attending the Donor Meeting. The Forum invited a limited number of speakers as key partner representatives from the pilot PCPs and the new PCP countries.

The first session of the Forum focused on various features of the PCPs by providing a discussion among the existing PCP countries and drawing opinions of existing and potential partners from the financial institutions and the business sector.

The second session of the Forum provided a discussion among the new PCP countries and drew opinions of potential partners from the financial institutions and the business sector.

VENUE

The Sixth ISID Forum of UNIDO was held at the Vienna International Centre