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[March 21]NSE International Development Forum


NSE International Development Forum
The Launch Event of the Inclusive Structural Transformation Index Report

Timing: March 21, 2016, 9:30-11:30

Address: Zhifuxuan Classroom, National School of Development, Peking University

Language: English with simultaneous interpretation



Sustainable development is at the heart of the post-2015 development agenda. Inclusive and sustainable industrial development is key to the success of sustainable development. What differs inclusive and sustainable industrial development from the traditional one is that it does not simply focus on job creation and economic growth, but also industrial upgrading, social equality, and environmental sustainability.

Inclusive Structural Transformation Index (ISTI) measures global progress towards inclusive and sustainable industrial development. An important characteristic of the ISTI index is that it takes the level of development (or development stages) into account when comparing the structural characteristics of countries on their path to economic transformation. Hence, the ISTI is designed to foster mutual peer learning among countries at the similar level of development.

Constructing the ISTI entails three steps: first, identify core pillars of Inclusive Structural Transformation with measurable indicators; second, take into account the importance of development stages by examining how well country A scores on indicator X given its level of development; finally, come up with an aggregation methodology that allows for cross-country comparisons, even for countries at different levels of development.


 Introduction of CNSE, NSE International Development Forum and Inclusive Structural Transformation Index Report

Justin Yifu Lin, Director of Center for New Structural Economics
 Launch of report

Celestin Monga, Managing Director of UNIDO

Samuel Standaert, SHERPA and Ghent University
 Comment of report from discussants (10 mins each, discussants to be invited)

Agi Veres, Country Director, United Nations Development Program

Fei YU, Senior Economist, Asian Development Bank

Professor Changwen Zhao, Development Research Center of the State Council

Professor Xiaoyun Li, China Agricultural University

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