The Commission on Enterprise, Business Facilitation and Development met on 4 and 5 February to discuss ways to enhance the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises of developing countries.
On Monday, 4 February, the morning session focused on transport and logistics aspects and the related challenges and opportunities for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries. The session examined what has been done and what will need to be done to achieve SMEs' wider integration into global value chains through more efficient infrastructure, better transport networks and more effective logistics services.
The second day was dedicated to the review, evaluation and assessment of the work of UNCTAD and its expert meetings. With regard to the work of the expert meetings, the Commission approved the reports of two expert meeting which took place in 2007:
The Commission also discussed the implementation of the agreed conclusions and recommendations of its eleventh session, including an assessment of the work of the Commission since UNCTAD XI.