DCED 36th Annual Meeting

The 2014 Annual Meeting was hosted by ILO, ITC and UNCTAD in Geneva, Switzerland, with co-sponsorship from Swiss SECO.


LocationGeneva, Switzerland

DateWednesday 9 to Thursday 10 July 2014


Key documents

Full 2014 Annual Meeting agenda
2014 Annual Meeting minutes



As in the previous Annual Meeting, we dedicated one day (9 July) to a formal business day. This included a review of  progress during the last year and agreement on the work plan and budget for FY 2014-2015.

The second day (10 July) was dedicated to technical discussion on Private Sector Development and Job Creation among DCED members and invited guests. Highlights of this day included a plenary speech by Justin Yifu LIn on the potential for a new ‘golden age’ of industrialisation in Africa. There were many other topical contributions on evidence of employment creation interventions, strategies to promote youth employment, and methods to measure results in job creation. Contributing organisations included the China Chamber in Ethiopia, UC Berkeley, the Overseas Development Institute, IFC, the MasterCard Foundation, ILO and many others.

Selected presentations and complementary reading can be found below.

9 July – Business Day: Member and Agency Updates

10 July – Thematic Day

For more information on the theme of job creation, visit the DCED Knowledge Pages on Employment and Youth Employment.