Western and Central Africa
Eastern and Southern Africa
Eastern Europe and Central Asia
Thursday, 26 March 2015, 10:30-13:00 – Room S1, WTO, Geneva
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. The debate was opened by Robert Koopman, WTO Chief Economist, and Ashish Shah, Director of ITC Division of Country and moderated by Jacqueline Coté, Director Public Relations, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.
Marion Jansen, Chief Economist ITC
SME Competitiveness Outlook 2015 (Presentation)
Panelists (in order of intervention):
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.