DCED Annual Meeting, June 2019, Vienna

The 2019 Annual Meeting was hosted by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) and the UN Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) in Vienna, 11-14 June.

Four Working Groups organised sessions on their chosen topics designed for a wider audience among members and potential members. These are included in the agendas below, and are summarised here.

Minutes for the Thematic and Business Days can be downloaded here. Minutes for the individual Working Group Meetings are posted below and on the respective WG pages.

Schedule of meetings

  • Tuesday 11th June: Working Group meetings

– Business Environment Working Group (all day): Agenda and Minutes

– Private Sector Engagement Working Group (all day): Agenda and Minutes

– Green Growth Working Group: Agenda and Minutes

– Market Systems Development Working Group: Agenda and Minutes

– Joint meeting MSD/BE WGs on Economic Transformation (5-7 pm)

  • Wednesday 12th June: Working Group meetings

– Market Systems Development Working Group: Agenda and Minutes

– Women’s Economic Empowerment Working Group: Agenda and Minutes

– Results Measurement Working Group; Agenda and Minutes

– Member Clinic: Applying a market systems approach to PPDPs, with SDC, Sida and UNIDO (5-7 pm)

  • Thursday 13th June: Thematic Day

The theme was: Private Sector Development in the age of digitalisation and the ‘great convergence’ of technologies. For the agenda, please click here. You can find the Thematic Day presentations below:

The 4th industrial revolution – and the need to rethink development models, Dr. Jan Mischke, McKinsey Global Institute

Private sector development in the age of digitalisation  and ‘the great convergence’, Olga Memedovic, Deputy Director, Trade Investment and Innovation Department; Chief, Business Environment, Cluster and Innovation Division, UNIDO

Digitalisation, Technological Convergence And Inclusive & Sustainable Development – How To Facilitate Transformation: the case of Rwanda, Kampeta Sayinzoga, National Industrial Research and Development Agency (NIRDA)

  • Friday 14th June: DCED Business Day

For the agenda of the 2019 Business Day, please click here. The main presentation on Progress and Plans is available here.

The meeting also featured member agencies presenting on priorities and trends in their organisation; some are posted below (some spoke without a presentation). You can find more information about the PSD policies of individual agencies here.