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Industrial Development Report 2013 - Sustaining Employment Growth: The Role of Manufacturing and Structural Change

Sustaining Employment Growth - The Role of Manufacturing and Structural Change

  • Author: UNIDO
  • Publication date: May 2014
  • Page count: 264
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 13.II.B.46

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ISBN: 9789211064513
ISBN: 9789210564229

About the product

The Industrial Development Report 2013 examines the role of structural change and employment and explores the underlying drivers of structural change in manufacturing. While manufacturing employment is growing in developing countries, its decrease in developed countries is being mitigated by the rise in manufacturing-related services employment. The food and beverages and textiles and garments industries offer least developed countries tremendous potential for industrialization, whereas high-tech industries hold numerous opportunities for developed countries to invest and innovate and to thus sustain jobs. The impact of the critical drivers of structural change and industrialization—namely costs, technology, demand and resource efficiency—to sustain employment hinges on the industrial policies adopted. These must therefore be geared towards the structural transformation of the economy and will only be effective if the policy-making process plays as important a role as the policy content.