EQuIP – Enhancing the Quality of Industrial Policies – Faculty


Industrial Development & Research Officer
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

Manuel Albaladejo is an industrial economist working for UNIDO’s policy unit. He has more than 12 years of professional experience in research and advisory work in developing countries in the fields of trade and industry policy, institutional capacity building and investment and business climate. He joined UNIDO in 2007 and has led the program on strategic industrial intelligence and governance implemented in several countries, including Vietnam. Before joining UNIDO he worked at the World Bank in Indonesia as PSD and trade specialist leading the trade capacity building program and the rapid response facility on investment climate. Prior to the World Bank he was a research officer to late Professor Sanjaya Lall at the International Development Center (Queen Elizabeth House) of Oxford University where he published in the fields of innovation capabilities of SMEs, industrial and trade competitiveness and fragmentation. He worked as consultant to many international organizations including the IADB, ADB, the World Bank, UNCTAD, UNIDO, UNECA and USAID. He has trained more than 200 government officials in UNIDO’s methodology for industrial competitiveness and value chain analysis. He holds a Master of Philosophy in Development Studies at the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex University.

Industrial policy analyst
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

Thomas Bernhardt works as an industrial policy analyst in UNIDO’s Research and Industrial Policy Advice Unit where he is one of the lead experts for the EQuIP project. In an earlier assignment, he worked as a junior economist in UNIDO’s Trade Capacity-Building Branch on the publication of UNIDO’s Trade Standards Compliance Reports and TSC Footprints. He holds master degrees in Economics and International Business Administration from the Vienna University of Economics and Business as well as a PhD degree in Economics from the New School for Social Research, United States, where he went as a Fulbright Scholar. He is author or co-author of several publications, including book chapters and articles in refereed international journals, focusing on trade and economic development, global value chains, labor issues, and economic policies for development.

Industrial Policy Analyst
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

Amanda Janoo works as an industrial policy analyst in UNIDO’s Industrial Policy Advice Unit where she is one of the lead experts who developed the EQuIP toolbox. Prior to joining UNIDO, Amanda worked in India and Indonesia on issues relating to economic development, employment generation and enterprise development. She holds a Masters of Philosophy (MPhil) in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge and a Bachelor’s degree from Macalester College and Oxford University where she studied Politics, Economics and Philosophy.

Industrial Policy Officer
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

Philipp Neuerburg is an Industrial Policy Officer in UNIDO’s Industrial Policy Advice Unit. He leads the implementation of a global portfolio of technical cooperation projects in the area of capacity development for Industrial Policy. He acts as an industrial strategy advisor to the Governments of several developing and emerging economies and Regional Economic Commissions with a focus on Southern and Eastern Africa. He is also the responsible project manager for the GIZ/UNIDO EQuIP project and leads UNIDO’s work on strengthening the Monitoring and Evaluation capacities for evidence-based Industrial Policy processes in developing countries. He was trained as an economist with a focus on East Asian economies at the University of Bonn, Germany and Hitotsubashi University Tokyo, Japan. Before joining UNIDO, Philipp worked as a Strategic Management Consultant in Munich, Germany, where he advised several leading European industrial enterprises on their foreign investment, sales and procurement strategies for East Asia and Eastern Europe. His research interest includes global industrial dynamics, institutional diversity and change, behavioral economics and the role of industrial policy for sustainable development in Asia and Africa.

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