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UNIDO’s “Making It” Magazine Focuses on LDCs’ Challenges

November 2010: The UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has published the fourth issue of its magazine, “Making It: Industry for Development,” with the theme “On track to prosperity?” The issue focuses on the challenge facing the world's 49 Least Developed Countries (LDCs), particularly the importance of strengthening productive capacity, and it attempts to define the issues faced by these countries and to identify the solutions. The magazine includes articles on: helping LDCs, focusing on why economic growth has failed to lift poor people out of poverty and what needs to be done about it; the power of community, which argues that community-controlled and owned financial bodies are the real key to poverty reduction and sustainable development; renewables; and climate change and trade. In addition, it contains a feature article on Kiribati titled "Small country, big sacrifice," which highlights the challenges faced by the country as a result of climate change, as well as its efforts to help save the Pacific Ocean's fish stocks and preserve global biodiversity. The magazine also contains two points of view on the importance of entrepreneurship for developing countries. [Making It Magazine]