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Short courses for Permanent Missions in Geneva
Organised by the Division on Africa, LDCs and Special Programs
The contribution of structural transformation to meeting sustainable development goals
Palais des Nations, Geneva (Room XXVI)
Tuesday, 17 March 2015 (10:00 to 13:00)

This course will focus on the linkages between structural transformation, economic growth and the attainment of internationally agreed development goals. It will offer an analysis of recent progress in these three areas, using examples from developing countries and least developed countries, and present some concrete policy tools for accelerating the process of structural transformation. In Session 1, the interdependence between economic and human development will be discussed, and some recent evidence on the critical role of structural transformation and labour productivity growth in effecting this nexus will be presented. Session 2 will address more practical industrial policy concerns and present an innovative policy tool designed to guide the evolution of an economy towards the production of progressively higher value-added goods. Session 3 will focus on the central contribution of agricultural upgrading and rural diversification to the entire process of structural transformation in developing countries.

Delivered by: Division on Africa, LDCs and Special Programs

From 10 am to 1pm


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