The concept of economic diversification in the context of response measures

This technical paper is part of the technical materials prepared in response to the mandate from the Conference of the Parties (COP) to prepare technical materials to assist developing country Parties in their economic diversification initiatives. It provides an overview of the work undertaken under the Convention on economic diversification initiatives in the context of the impacts of the implementation of response measures, general concepts of economic diversification and guidance on how to approach economic diversification at the national level. It draws upon information from various sources, including research publications, technical inputs provided by experts and practitioners during discussions under the forum on the impact of the implementation of response measures, relevant submissions made and information reported by Parties and the work of the forum on the impact of the implementation of response measures. The Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice and the Subsidiary Body for Implementation may wish to consider the information contained herein for the purpose of advancing their work on economic diversification under the improved forum on the impact of the implementation of response measures established at COP 21.