Industrial Development in CIS Countries: Are there Conditions for Re-industrialization Capacity Building? Analytical Report
To help countries achieve their full industrialization potential and fulfil the sustainable
development goals (SDGs) and thereby improve their general welfare, UNIDO is promoting the
concept of comprehensive and sustainable industrial development (ISID), which was established
in the Lima Declaration adopted by UNIDO Member States on 2 December 2013. The UN General
Assembly recognizes the significance of ISID as an important strategic direction for fostering global
development in the future. ISID is a key instrument for achieving sustainable economic growth,
the creation of quality jobs, the building of equal societies, the protection of the environment,
and the active shaping of comprehensive sustainable globalization. The promotion of ISID as the
key driver for successful integration of economic, social and environmental factors necessary to
achieve full implementation of sustainable development by creating and improving countries’
industrial potential is the main priority of UNIDO’s current activities. To successfully implement
ISID, UNIDO acts as a global forum for industrial development and the establishment of relevant
international standards, including standards on industrial statistics [UNIDO, 2014; 2013a].
Accordingly, UNIDO has been implementing the regional project “Improvement of
industrial statistics and development of statistical indicators for the analysis of industrial
development in the CIS countries” since 2013. The project’s main objective is to provide
methodological assistance to the Commonwealth of Independent States’ (CIS) national statistical
services in implementing international standards on industrial statistics in the statistical practice
and presentation of modern, internationally comparable information for a qualitative and
reliable reflection of industrial development processes.
This report presents the results of the statistical analysis describing the availability,
quality and measurement capabilities of official statistics in the CIS countries accumulated over
the period 2005-2014.