Seminar on Sustaining Employment Growth: The Role of Manufacturing and Structural Change
The central role of productive activities and jobs in the life of individuals and economies has become ever more evident since the onset of the global financial crisis in 2008. Sustaining job creation however implies structural change, and the ability of an economy to continually generate new activities, characterized as far as possible by higher value added and productivity, in particular in the manufacturing sector.
In light of the importance of manufacturing in developing countries, to provide gainful employment to a large and youthful population, the ESCAP Subregional Office for South and South-West Asia has partnered with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Confederation of Indian Industry to convene a Seminar on Sustaining Employment Growth: The Role of Manufacturing and Structural Change. The seminar will take place on 7 March 2014 and will feature a presentation by Dr. Ludovico Alcorta, Director, Development Policy, Statistics and Strategic Research, UNIDO and will be chaired by senior government official from the Government of India.