The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

BACKGROUND: Industrialization is one of the primary goals of the developing countries, to increase their share of world manufacturing output and decrease their dependence on imported goods and services and on their traditional raw-materials export economies. The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the newest specialized agency of the UN, seeks to further that goal through its programs of technical cooperation with developing countries, designed to aid in the planning and implementation of industrial projects, the training of personnel in manufacturing and managerial skills, the transfer of technology and the provision of information, and the promotion of investment in industry in developing countries.


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Emerging Technology Series.

Industry and Development Global Report. Annual.

Industrial Africa.

Industrial Development Abstracts Database.

Industrial Development Reviews. Primary source of information on UNIDO activities in developing countries.

International Yearbook of Industrial Statistics.

UNIDO Database of Industrial Statistics.

UNIDOScope. Electronic newsletter on the UNIDO website:

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