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      Promoting strategies to ensure MSMEs gain more from value chains

      Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) play a key role in economic growth that is socially inclusive, as they are main sources of employment and income. This puts them at the core of strategies to fulfill the United Nations 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development...

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      Harnessing the power of African SMEs for economic growth

      Economic growth in Africa slowed in 2016, with GDP growth falling to 1.6% from 3.4% the year before. This has been attributed largely to lower commodity prices and reduced global demand. As expected, this situation reignited calls for Africa to diversify and industrialize...

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      SME perspectives on supplying value chains

      Gashora Farm is a Rwandan agribusiness specialized in producing and distributing premium quality, high value chilli varieties and related products, including chilli flakes, oils and sauces. The business relies both on partnerships through intermediaries and direct exports to serve regional and global markets...

    • ktuyi1

      Small business can propel development by linking better to value chains

      Selling vegetables in a market, opening a restaurant or patenting a technological invention – small business comes in many different forms. For millions of people around the world it is a route out of poverty and a chance at a better life...

    • mcguire

      Buyer perspectives on sustainability, diversity in value chains

      Regional economic integration, coupled with technological advances, offer tremendous opportunities for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries to participate in domestic and regional value chains...

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      Buenos Aires Declaration on Women and Trade: first seminar on gender-based analysis and trade

      The first seminar in support of the Buenos Aires Declaration on Trade and Women’s Economic Empowerment, which over 120 WTO members and observers endorsed on the margins of the 11th WTO Ministerial Conference, will be held on Friday 16 March 2018 at the WTO in Geneva, Switzerland...

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      Promoting SME Competitiveness in Hungary

      The Hungarian National Trading House (HNTH), in collaboration with the International Trading Centre, has conducted a firm level data collection exercise to assess the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in three key sectors of the country’s economy ...

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      WEDF 2016: Standards, a Gateway to Global Markets

      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...

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      TDS 2015: SMEs, Connecting to Global Markets

      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.

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      SME Competitiveness: Why it Matters – WEDF, Doha

      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.

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      ITC 2015 Working Papers

      In 2015, ITC launched its new Working Papers series. The first set of working papers focus on SME competitiveness, trade and development.

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      SMEs and Global Markets: The Missing Link for Inclusive Growth, March 2015

      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.

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      SME Competitiveness, Trade and Development Workshop, March 2015

      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.

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