How can industrial policy be improved in the post-pandemic context? How can it incorporate climate and environmental dimensions and tackle deepening socioeconomic inequalities and growing poverty? On November 17, 2021, Adriana Erthal Abdenur, Executive Director of Plataforma CIPÓ, moderated the debate on industrial policy with the participation of experts from the UN Committee on Development Policy (CDP), of which she is also a member.
The scale of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic has started to break inertia in policymaking. Industrial policy is seeing a revival as governments face the simultaneous challenges of securing economic recovery, addressing deep inequalities magnified by the crisis, transitioning to a low-carbon economy and adapting to climate change. What needs to be fundamentally different in post-pandemic industrial policy, which will need to reconcile ecological, social and economic ambitions?
Check out the virtual dialogue with Committee for Development Policy (CDP) members José Antonio Ocampo, Adriana Abdenur (moderator), Ha-Joon Chang, Arunabha Ghosh, and Kori Udovički, and UNDESA Assistant Secretary-General and Chief Economist Elliott Harris and UNIDO’s specialist Smeeeta Fokeer.