The EQuIP toolbox contains simple and intuitive analytical tools, based on a set of indicators, which can help policymakers in lower income 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 (including Industry 4.0)
  • promote the greening of industry
  • reduce poverty through industry
  • promote gender equality

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.

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.