Commission on Sustainable Development 15th session, 11 May 2007

Sectors : Financial Institutions, markets, services and microfinance, Investment
Organisation : UN
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Commitments in: Private Sector development and financial services for the poor - Investment

Means of implementation
25. Take actions to:
(a) Encourage investment in new and more efficient production facilities and products and the adoption and use of cleaner technologies;
(b) Strengthen investment in capacity-building, in particular in developing countries and in countries with economies in transition, as appropriate, education and skills development to enhance the industrial skill base, to improve employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for women and youth on a non-discriminatory basis, and to reduce any negative social impacts, when applicable, related to industrial restructuring;
(c) Promote innovation and entrepreneurship by enhancing access to credit, including microfinancing, by small-scale entrepreneurs, to support involvement of, inter alia, women, youth and local communities in industrial business activities.