The PCP is UNIDO’s innovative model for accelerating inclusive and sustainable industrial development in Member States. Aligned with the national development agenda and focused on sectors with high growth potential, the programme supports a country in achieving its industrial development goals. The PCP rests on a multi-stakeholder partnership led by the host government. It builds synergies with ongoing government and partner interventions relevant to industrial development. The PCP is also designed to leverage additional investment in selected priority sectors. As such, it is a model that facilitates the mobilization of partners and resources to achieve larger development impact. For UNIDO, the PCP serves to operationalize the Organization’s mandate and SDG 9. At the same time, it is a model that can be used to implement other SDGs too.
"Through the PCP, UNIDO provides advisory services to the government on industry-related issues, leads programme design, delivers multidisciplinary technical assistance and facilitates overall coordination."
UNIDO takes a leading role during the entire PCP cycle: from the initial country diagnostic which identifies the main bottlenecks for industrialization, to consultations with different stakeholders and programme development, and throughout implementation. UNIDO provides advisory services to the government on all industry-related issues and facilitates overall PCP coordination. The Organization supports the government in developing a strategy for accelerating industrialization through the PCP. This includes identifying priority industrial sectors or projects, namely those with a strong potential for job creation, increasing exports and attracting foreign direct investment. UNIDO conducts value chain assessments within these sectors and advises on which interventions are required to advance inclusive and sustainable industrial development. During these processes, UNIDO identifies and reaches out to essential partners, with a focus on leveraging large-scale public and private finance. Additionally, a multidisciplinary UNIDO team provides technical assistance for the execution of the programme in line with the three pillars of ISID: promoting shared prosperity, advancing economic competitiveness and safeguarding the environment. This includes, among other interventions, skills training programmes, industrial energy efficiency projects, and conducting feasibility studies for the establishment of major industrial projects, such as industrial zones.