The EQuIP toolbox contains simple and intuitive analytical tools, based on a set of indicators, which can help policymakers in lowerincome countries to address important strategic questions, such as how to:
- move from an agrarian to an industrial economy
- diversify the economy
- create more jobs in industry
- upgrade industry
- promote the greening of industry
- reduce poverty through industry
With the fundamental objective of capacity development, this toolbox has been operationalized through the development of training manuals, course materials on the different methodologies and this online platform which provides free global access to the toolbox.
This capacity development package was tested in two regional training events for low and lower-middle income countries in early 2015. These practitioner workshops reached out to the key stakeholders in the industrial policy process in developing countries, including government departments in charge of industrial strategy design and private sector institutions.
Ultimately, the EQuIP diagnostic toolbox, together with the accompanying training and capacity building package, aims to support industrial policy practitioners to undertake a thorough industrial diagnosis and to design evidence-based strategies for inclusive and sustainable industrial development.