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About Clusters
Clusters and cluster development have become keywords in the policy debate in industrialized and developing countries alike. Clusters are considered as a means to promote the development of competitive industries and to facilitate local economic development and the achievement of pro-poor growth. Focusing on the specific challenges faced by developing countries, UNIDO has formulated a modular approach to guide the formulation and implementation of cluster development initiatives.

Supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), this interactive platform was established to familiarize the interested reader with the main elements of the UNIDO Approach to Cluster Development through the detailed presentation of Training modules.
 
The following video from a UNIDO intervention in India (Chanderi handloom cluster) provides an overview of the UNIDO Approach and the likely benefits to be obtained through practical implementation.

The Chanderi Fabric, India (video, en)
For further information on the UNIDO Clusters and Business Linkages Unit and related technical cooperation projects, please refer to our Website.