Trade and Development Strategies

Year Strategy name Sector
2011 Strategy for Development of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

The overarching goal of the strategy is to create a developed market... The overarching goal of the strategy is to create a developed market economy, with a competitive SME sector which endorses economic growth driven by knowledge, innovation and modernised technological capacities, and contributing to the creation of an entrepreneurial society in Montenegro. The strategy aims at harmonising the SME development policy with the current E.U. objectives, addressing strategic and priority needs of SMEs and outlining interventions resulting from their complex, multi-sector and multidimensional nature. Hence, the strategy pursues the following strategic objectives: improvement of the business environment, improvement of financial support, strengthening of SME competitiveness and promoting entrepreneurship, support for start-ups; and it envisages the achievement of the following results: increase in the number of SMEs by 25%, increase in the number of employees within SMEs by 17%, increase of SMEs contribution to 35% of total exports, SMEs achieving a 50% share of GDP, total investments, turnover, profits and gross added value.

2007 National Strategy of Sustainable Development of Montenegro

The strategy elaborates an economic, social, environmental, ethical and cultural vision of... The strategy elaborates an economic, social, environmental, ethical and cultural vision of sustainable development, and it outlines, based on those vision, the following strategic objectives: i) accelerate economic growth and development, and reduce regional development disparities; ii) reduce poverty and ensure equitable access to services and resources; iii) ensure efficient pollution control and reduction, and sustainable management of natural resources; iv) improve governance system and public participation, mobilise all stakeholders, and build capacities at all levels; v) preserve cultural diversity and identities. Hence, the strategy rotates around the core pillars of economic development, environment and natural resources, and social development; and it deals with a wide range of topics such as transport, energy, industry, tourism, water, air, soil, forests, spatial planning, climate change and protection of the ozone layer, governance and public participation in the decision-making, education, healthcare and equity and social protection.

2006 Montenegro’s Fisheries Development Strategy

The strategy aims at the development of the fisheries sector in Montenegro,... The strategy aims at the development of the fisheries sector in Montenegro, improving product safety and quality, increasing exports and ensuring environmental sustainability, in alignment with the European Union's regulations on this subject. In particular, the national strategy focuses on the following areas: i) protection and sustainable use of marine and freshwater fisheries; ii) protection of well being of consumers; iii) promotion of exports; iv) diversification of markets; v) improvement of traceability and quality of products; vi) expansion of production in the mussel and offshore nephrops fishery; vii) improvement of production efficiency in freshwater and marine aquaculture; viii) development of fisheries partnership agreements in the exploitation of pelagic species.

Fisheries Fisheries

2005 Export Promotion Strategy

The goal of the strategy is to increase the scope, diversity and... The goal of the strategy is to increase the scope, diversity and quality of Montenegro's export products and to provide institutional support to Montenegro's exporters in the identification of suitable markets, the placement and survival of products in the markets. More specifically, the strategy aims at reducing system difficulties and other barriers to export, and at providing adequate technical and financial assistance to exporters in all phases of export operation. It provides an overview of the recent trends in trade flows globally and among the transition and South-Eastern European countries, and it analyses Montenegro's trade performance in particular with neighbouring countries. Hence, it outlines export promotion measures at the macro, micro and institutional level, and it sets a framework for the moniroring and evaluation of the implementation process. Finally, it carries out a closer analysis of the sectors with higher export potential or particular difficulties.

Agro-Industry, Aluminium Industry, Automotive Industry, Eggs, Fisheries, Furniture, Honey, Ice Cream,... Agro-Industry, Aluminium Industry, Automotive Industry, Eggs, Fisheries, Furniture, Honey, Ice Cream, Mandarins, Pomegranate, Grapes and Kiwi, Meat, Medicinal and Aromatic Herbs, Milk, Milk, Mushrooms, Olives, Organic Food, Potatoes, Sage, Wine and Beer, Wood Processing Industry

2004 UNDAF Serbia and Montenegro 2005-2009

The United Nations Development Assistance Framework for Serbia and Montenegro is aligned... The United Nations Development Assistance Framework for Serbia and Montenegro is aligned with the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper and with the Millennium Development Goals. It frames the assistance of the UN System to the governments of Serbia and Montenegro around three main areas of intervention: 1) Institutional Reform and Public Administration Reform; 2) Judicial Reform and the Rule of Law; 3) Sustainable Development.

2003 Montenegro Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper 2003

Main objectives of the Montenegro Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) are: 1)... Main objectives of the Montenegro Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) are: 1) to create the conditions for self-sustainable and equitable economic growth; 2) to ensure social stability and reduce the poverty rate; 3) to define key poverty indicators, in line with the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and assess them through an integral system of monitoring and evaluation.The document outlines the poverty profile in Montenegro, providing definitions of poverty and analysing its nature and risks. It puts forward policy actions to be taken in order to foster economic and infrastructural development and ensure environmental protection; and it focuses on social protection, education and health. Finally, it deals with human rights protection also concentrating of the gender aspects of poverty.

2001 Touristic Masterplan for Montenegro (Executive Summary)

The strategic aim of the plan is to transform Montenegro in a... The strategic aim of the plan is to transform Montenegro in a "high-quality Majorca" during the summer and in a niche provider of quality special products during the winter, thus gaining an exclusive market position within the Mediterranean. The plan provides an overview of the current situation, of the quality and market alignment of Montenegro and the source regions and main directions of tourism, as well as of the global market trends and competitor destinations. It elaborates pilot project to achieve the plan's objective and and detailed plan of action for the short, medium and long-period.

Tourism Tourism