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.