Western and Central Africa
Eastern and Southern Africa
Eastern Europe and Central Asia
On Wednesday, October 14 the International Trade Centre will launch its first annual flagship publication on SME Competitiveness. The launch will take place at the World Trade Organization, Room W, from 13:30-14:30. The event starts with a sandwich lunch buffet from 13:00 in the main lobby of the WTO.
The SME Competitiveness Outlook 2015 is a "one-stop shop" on the topic of SME internationalization. It combines unique analysis, thought leader insights and case stories about developing country SMEs in international markets, along with a pilot competitiveness assessment for 25 countries.
The report highlights the fundamental role SMEs have in addressing global income inequality and presents a new analytical framework to measure, identify and enhance SME competitiveness.
The key findings and themes of the report will be discussed with a panel of government, business and academia representatives.
Executive Summary [English] [French] [Spanish] [Arabic] [Turkish] [Chinese] [Russian]
Full Report [English] [French] [Spanish] [Arabic]
Country Profiles [English]
Presentation by Chief Economist
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 contain country profiles for over 80 countries with statistics on the competitiveness of SMEs.