Who we are
The Industrial Knowledge Bank (IKB) is a project of the Latin America and the Caribbean Programme of the United Nations Development Organization (UNIDO). Through its activities of technical cooperation, services, analytics, events, alliances, UNIDO acts as a catalyst, helping to generate national economic welfare and to increase the industrial capacity of the countries in the LAC region. According to its function and service, UNIDO works with governments and the private sector to promote competitive industrial production, develop international industrial associations and promote socially equitable and environmentally friendly industrial production.
The innovative mechanism of tripartite cooperation of the IKB was initiated in the year 2009 to promote the transfer of knowledge and expertise in areas referring to industrial and productive development in Latin America and the Caribbean. It attends the urgent needs of technical cooperation in Latin America and the Caribbean. The mechanism continues promoting the South-South cooperation, intensifying the exchange of experts and specialized knowledge and acting like a knowledge connection permitting that the member institutions fulfill the parts of donor and receptor in an alternative way.
Until December 2013 and with the contribution of the Spanish Government, the IKB negotiated more than 50 technical assistances with more than 80 associated institutions.