Kunal Sen contributes to UNIDO’s High-level Expert Consultation for the Industrial Development Report 2022

On 18 May UNU-WIDER Director, Kunal Sen, joins UNIDO’s High-Level Expert Consultation (HLEC) on Manufacturing responses to COVID-19: Lessons for governance and policy coordination in the face of global disasters.  

Kunal will present recent research which uses the newly released GGDC/UNU-WIDER Economic Transformation Database to discuss the opportunities available for domestic industrialization as a way out of the pandemic. 

This consultation will inform UNIDO’s ongoing research work for the Industrial Development Report (IDR) 2022, The Future of Industrialization in a Post-pandemic World. More specifically, the purpose is to collect inputs for the call for action on coordinating industrial policies to support an inclusive, sustainable and resilient industrial recovery to build back better from the COVID-19 pandemic. After the consultation, UNIDO will prepare a summary report which will include a preliminary list of recommended actions and will be shared with the participants for comments and feedback. The final document resulting from this process will serve as a key input to the IDR 2022.