Western and Central Africa
Eastern and Southern Africa
Eastern Europe and Central Asia
Thursday, 26 March 2015, 15:00-18:15 and Friday, 27 March 2015, 09:00-12:30 – Library, ITC, Geneva
At this one day seminar academic experts presented key findings of the background papers they have prepared for ITC’s forthcoming flagship publication SME Competitiveness Outlook 2015.
Session 1: Regional experiences
Session 2: Regional experiences
Session 3: Country experiences
Session 4: Trade and SME performance
The SME Competitiveness Outlook is ITC's flagship report, published annually since 2015. Each report provides an in-depth analysis on a particular topic related to the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) – from their contribution to inclusive growth to their participation in regional value chains. The reports combine data analysis, academic insights, thought leader opinions, and case studies to provide guidance for policymakers, business managers, and trade and investment support institutions. In addition, the reports feature profiles of over 100 countries that show their SME competitiveness and export and diversification potential by sector.