Industrial policy

Social equality and economic prosperity depend on industrial investments. But even basic services such as electricity, sanitation, and water remain out of reach for billions of people, creating barriers to the industrial and technological progress that drives developing country success.

UNU focuses on strengthening development linkages that catalyse innovation, foster equal resource benefits, and build resilient urban systems. This includes charting policy options to help transform resource extraction sectors into engines of sustainable economic growth, and helping to ensure that expanding cities can provide basic services and livelihoods for all.

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2022 International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance

UNU-EGOV and the University of Minho will co-organise the 2022 International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance, ICEGOV 2022.


Press Release

UNU and EMG Partner to Accelerate Collective Action on Environment and Human Settlement Issues

A new collaboration agreement aims to advance knowledge on protecting the environment and enhance human well-being.

08 Jun 2021

Press Release

Global E-Waste Surging: Up 21% in 5 Years

According to UN Global E-waste Monitor 2020, 53.6 million metric tonnes of electronic waste was generated worldwide in 2019, up 21% in just 5 years.

02 Jul 2020

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UNU-INRA Launches Report on Stranded Assets at COP 25

Awareness of the threats and opportunities of stranded assets is low among African policymakers, a new UNU-INRA report finds.

03 Dec 2019


Advancing Collaboration and Exchange of Knowledge Between the EU and Japan for AI-Driven Innovation in Manufacturing (EU-Japan.AI)

The project aims to establish and support long-term cooperation and knowledge exchange between EU and Japan for AI-driven innovation in manufacturing

09 Mar 2021


Sustainability Assessment for the Resource Nexus - Concepts for Disruptive Innovation: The Case of Construction Materials

The objective of this project is to provide sustainability assessment concepts in the construction sector

15 Jun 2021