unctad.org | Short courses on key issues on the international economic agenda for delegates from Permanent Missions in Geneva
Short courses on key issues on the international economic agenda for delegates from Permanent Missions in Geneva
04 November 2014
10:00-13:00 hrs., XXVII, Palais des Nations
Geneva, Switzerland

Key Issues

Global value chains: Enhancing the participation of small and medium-sized enterprises from a development perspective

 

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This course introduces the concept of global value chains, the role of transnational corporations in their management and the opportunities that are available to developing countries.

The course will review the policy implications of enhancing the participation of small and medium-sized enterprises from a development perspective.

Speakers will highlight that, while policy measures may vary at national levels and by industry, there is a need to develop measures for supply capacity in order to integrate small and medium-sized enterprises or upgrade their activities in order to maximize benefits from integrating international production systems.

There is also a need for the Governments of developing countries to review existing promotion activities for small and medium-sized enterprises and for exports to ensure that such activities fit with the new realities and requirements of regional and global markets.

Finally, the course will address the need for targeted technical assistance projects at the international level, preferably within a public-private partnership framework, aimed at promoting sustainable sourcing within value chains and increasing productive capacities in developing countries.

Delivered by: Division on Investment and Enterprise

Language(s):English; French; Spanish; Arabic;
Contact:
Mr. Mohan Panicker, Project Coordinator
Knowledge Sharing, Training and Capacity Development Branch
Division on Technology and Logistics
 
Tel.: 022 917 2561
E-mail: mohan.panicker@unctad.org
 

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