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National workshop on fostering productive capacities and structural economic transformation in Nigeria

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), in collaboration with the Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa (CSEA), organized a four-day high-level National workshop from Tuesday, 13th to Friday, 16th September, 2022 in Abuja, Nigeria.

The workshop examined the role of productive capacities and structural economic transformation and how best it can be placed at the center of Nigeria’s national policies and strategies. It also introduced UNCTAD’s Productive Capacities Index (PCI) as the critical tool to measure sectoral gaps in domestic productive capacities and to subsequently formulate adequate policy response and interventions.

The event consisted of a high-level policy session for policymakers, and statistical and methodological training sesssions for selected experts on the Productive Capacities. Key stakeholders such as senior government officials, national, regional, and international experts in the field of economic development and representatives of the private, academic and development sectors, were in attendance.

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