Industrial Development Report 2016

Technology can contribute simultaneously to the economic, environmental and social dimensions of sustainability, according to findings of the UN Industrial Development Organization's (UNIDO) flagship publication, the 'Industrial Development Report (IDR) 2016.' IDR 2016, titled ‘The role of technology and innovation in inclusive and sustainable industrial development,' addresses the conditions required for structural transformation and technological change, with the aim of driving sustained, inclusive growth and avoiding environmental degradation. The report finds that when policymakers facilitate and steer industrialization processes based on sound policies, they can achieve rapid, inclusive and sustainable industrialization.