April 23 – 27, 2012 | Vienna, Austria
In the context of the UN-funded programme ‘Building National Capacity in Industrial Diagnosis and Trade Competitiveness Analysis’, UNIDO and the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) in Vietnam launched the Vietnam Industrial Competitiveness Report 2011 (VICR 2011) in December 2011. The report highlights key areas of intervention to boost industrial competitiveness in the country. Given the impact of the recommendations of the VICR 2011, the MoIT requested UNIDO to host an executive training for senior government officials (i.e. directors and above) on the following topics:
- Industrial competitiveness analysis and institutional capacity building
- Formulating industrial policies
- Energy efficiency and cleaner production
- Standards and regulations on industrial environmental management
The objective was to train Vietnamese policy makers in UNIDO’s methodologies and practices, designed for the advancement of industrial competitiveness. By the end of the executive training, the participants had acquired exact knowledge of the following subjects:
- Approaches and methodologies (pros and cons)
- Quantitative and qualitative measures for assessment
- International best practices and country benchmarking
- Examples of UNIDO’s typical projects
- From theory to practice (formulating policies and action plans)
The executive training targeted around 20 policy makers from different Ministries, including the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, as well as the Ministry of Planning and Investment. The invited participants were either leaders in ministerial policy programmes or had an influential policy-making profile at the highest level of government.
Mr. Manuel Albaladejo, Industrial Development Officer, UNIDO
Ms. Nevena Nenadic, UNIDO
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