IGM featured at 5th UN LDC Conference

On 5–9 March 2023, world leaders, parliamentarians, CSOs, the private sector, and youth representatives gathered in Doha, Qatar, to the 5th United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDCs). The aim of this one-in-a-decade conference was to discuss how to help LDCs graduate from the category and reach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Inclusive growth in Mozambique (IGM) programme was present in the conference through the UNU-WIDER exhibition booth, which highlighted some of the most relevant UNU-WIDER research results  from LDCs and showcased UNU-WIDER engagements in LCDs. For Mozambique, a special focus was given to the work on poverty and inequality and on labour market dynamics.

In addition, various studies carried out under the IGM programme were referred to during the UNU-WIDER, OECD Development Centre and FERDI side event held on 9 March 2023 on ‘Addressing vulnerabilities through production transformation – Launch of the LDC5 Monitor’. The event highlighted the importance of production transformation in addressing many of the objectives of the Doha Programme of Action (DPoA). In his intervention, Prof. Kunal Sen, Director of UNU-WIDER, stressed the role of a skilled labour force and of micro, small and medium enterprises in furthering structural transformation. In this context, he mentioned some of the key results of the manufacturing sector surveys and studies on the school-to-work transition of university and TVET graduates carried out under the IGM programme.