Post-pandemic industrial policy: jobs, growth, sustainability and resilience

Dialogue with members of the UN Committee for Development Policy (CDP), UN DESA and UNIDO on post-pandemic opportunities and challenges in industrial policy

Date: 17 November 2021
Virtual meeting

The scale of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic has started to break inertia in policymaking. Industrial policy is seeing a revival as governments face the challenge of simultaneously securing economic recovery, addressing the deep inequalities that were magnified by the crisis, secure the transition to a low-carbon economy and adapt to climate change. What needs to be fundamentally different in post-pandemic industrial policy, which will need to reconcile ecological, social and economic ambitions?
Watch the recording of the debate with members of the Committee for Development Policy (CDP) José Antonio Ocampo, Ha-Joon Chang, Kori Udovički, Arunabha Ghosh and Adriana Abdenur (moderator), together with Elliott Harris, Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development and Chief Economist (UN DESA) and UNIDO’s Smeeta Fokeer on Facebook or YouTube.


Elliott Harris
Assistant Secretary-General and Chief Economist, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)

José Antonio Ocampo
Chair, Committee for Development Policy, and Professor of Professional Practice in International and Public Affairs at the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

Adriana Abdenur (moderator)
Executive Director of Plataforma Cipó and CDP member

Ha-Joon Chang
Professor of Political Economy of Development, Cambridge University, and CDP member

Kori Udovički
President of the Governing Board and Chief Economist of the Center for Advanced Economic Studies (CEVES), Belgrade, CDP member

Arunabha Ghosh
CEO of the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), CDP member

Smeeta Fokeer
Research and Industrial Policy Officer, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
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