EQuIP Training of Trainers

16 – 27 July 2018 | Bonn, Germany

In recent years many countries have become frustrated as conventional economic policy prescriptions continue to trap them in low-value added activities, delivering jobless growth and severe environmental degradation. As a result, countries around the world are moving away from a pure market-based approach to development and returning to industrial policy as a way to strategically mold and direct their economies in line with their development vision. Development organizations are therefore experiencing a growing demand for industrial policy support from their counterparts and require qualified professionals to assist in this area.

In the same way that “development” has moved beyond the old, “growth-first” approach, industrial policy is now being used to promote a more inclusive and sustainable structural transformation of economies. EQuIP understands industrial policy as the Government’s promotion of structural transformation through support of economic activities that are perceived to be socially beneficial. Industrial policy is once again being viewed as a critical tool for development worldwide.

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The challenge, however, is rooted in many governments still needing to further develop and strengthen their capacities to effectively design and implement industrial policies. There continues to be an over-reliance on externally-based advisors to conduct industrial analysis and draft policies, particularly in developing countries, which often results in poor ownership and policies that are not aligned to a country’s greater developmental goals and priorities.

In response to these challenges, UNIDO and GIZ joined forces to develop the Enhancing the Quality of Industrial Policies (EQuIP) Toolkit which supports countries to develop goal-oriented, evidence-based and context-appropriate industrial policies. The ultimate aim of EQuIP is to build the capacities of government officials and other stakeholders to confidently design effective industrial policies autonomously. EQuIP focuses on transferring an intuitive method for industrial policy design and the analysis of industrial performance (across social, economic and environmental dimensions).

As a result of the growing demand for EQuIP around the world, GIZ and UNIDO are organizing a prestigious EQuIP Training of Trainers. It aims at expanding the pool of qualified policy and development practitioners who can use this transformative methodology to strengthen governmental’ industrial policy capabilities.

We are now calling for applications for the first phase of the EQuIP Training of Trainers which will focus on the diagnostic methodologies of EQuIP from 16 – 27 July 2018. It is going to take place in Bonn, Germany.

We are looking for motivated individuals who believe in the importance of self-determined economic policy solutions for more inclusive and sustainable industrial development across the globe.

What you will gain from participating in the EQuIP Training of trainers:

  • Increase knowledge about industrial policy theory, approaches and the role of industrial policy for inclusive and sustainable industrial development;
  • Learn approaches to improve self-determination and independent economic policy making processes in developing countries;
  • Boost knowledge of how to use data from international data bases to analyze the economic, social and environmental performance of industry;
  • Learn quantitative methodologies and indicators to support evidence-based industrial policy design;
  • Discuss how to plan and execute capacity development initiatives to enhance the quality of industrial policies;
  • Become part of a global network of policy practitioners and international development organizations working in the rapidly growing field of industrial policy;
  • Exceptional participants will be invited to conduct “on-the-job” training worldwide in Fall/Winter 2018;
  • Exceptional participants will be certified as “EQuIP Analysts” and will have the ability to design and deliver industrial policy analysis training programs around the world;
  • Certified EQuIP Analysts will be added GIZ and UNIDO’s roster of qualified practitioners for consideration in future capacity development initiatives.

The EQuIP Training of Trainers will be conducted between June-December 2018. Participants are required to attend two-week training in Bonn, Germany in July 2018. All participants will be expected to complete preparatory self-study in advance of the training. Participants will be evaluated throughout the training course and exceptional participants will be invited to travel worldwide for 1-week “on-the-job-trainings” in the fall/winter of 2018. Those who successfully design and deliver “on-the-job-training” with then be certified as “EQuIP analysts” and added to the GIZ and UNIDO roster and will be automatically eligible to participate in the second phase of the Training of Trainers which focuses on Industrial Policy Design.

No fees will be charged. Stipends are available for participants from outside Europe to cover travel and accommodation costs.


Applications are now closed.

Short listed candidates will be alerted by email and invited for a phone/skype interviews in early June, 2018.

For further information about EQuIP, please visit: http://www.equip-project.org/