Western and Central Africa
Eastern and Southern Africa
Eastern Europe and Central Asia
The SME Competitiveness Outlook 2015 is a "one-stop shop" on the topic of SME internationalization, and combines unique analysis, thought leader insights and case stories about developing country SMEs in international markets. Its purpose is to highlight the fundamental role SMEs have in addressing current global income inequality and to present a new analytical framework within which to measure, identity and enhance SME competitiveness.
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Presentation by Chief Economist
Businesses and policymakers have strategic choices to make about selecting and investing in standards, a key to international value chains. This session outlined key findings of ITC’s flagship report “SME Competitiveness Outlook 2016: Meeting the Standard for Trade” and showed how businesses and policymakers can address these issues...
As part of the 2015 Trade and Development Symposium taking place in Nairobi, ITC and IDB are organising a joint session to discuss how SMEs can effectively connect to global markets. The increased integration of developing countries into the global trading system continues to transform the trade landscape. The logic of such integration is that firms can no longer just rely on being competitive in the domestic, or even regional, market to ensure their long-term survival. Watch the event here.
ITC presented its new annual flagship publication, the SME Competitiveness Outlook 2015. This year’s theme was: Connect, Compete, and Change for inclusive growth. The report contains rich data for trade and investment institutions, and investors.
In 2015, ITC launched its new Working Papers series. The first set of working papers focus on SME competitiveness, trade and development.
At this ITC policy debate first findings of the forthcoming ITC SME Competitiveness Outlook were presented to the Geneva based policy and trade expert community as part of ITC’s consultation exercise on the forthcoming flagship publication.
In preparation for the launch a new flagship publication on SME Competitiveness, ITC organized a workshop where the authors of the SMEs, Trade and Development Series presented their initial findings. You can find more information including their presentations here.