|During the past 10/15 years, the efforts of NGOs, bilateral and multilateral agencies, to assist in supporting small and medium enterprise development have produced a number of lessons learned and best practices now available on-line. This page lists and rates electronic resources related to donor agencies activities in the field of enterprise development.|
Last updated February 28th 2012
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Donor Committee for Enterprise Development|
The Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED) is a gathering of many of the funding and inter-governmental agencies working for sustainable poverty alleviation through development of "the private sector" - the businesses, small and large, that provide the bulk of employment and prosperity worldwide. Until 2005, the Committee was known as the "Committee of Donor Agencies for Small Enterprise Development". Exceptional and extremely rich site.
SDC Employment and Income
UNIDO's Industrial Policy and Private Sector Development
UNIDO's specific focus in the field of poverty reduction through enhancing the development contribution of the private sector consists in supporting the formulation of industrial policies that improve the general business environment for private sector development, as well as in building up local productive capacities in a private sector-led process. Excellent site. Do not miss (in the section Business Environment & Policy Support Unit ) the document «Effective Policies for Small Business : a guide for the policy review process and strategic plans for micro small and medium entreprise development».
OECD Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
The OECD Working Party on SME and Entrepreneurship provides the analytical work and information, including evaluation of policies and best practices, to develop policies that foster entrepreneurship, help their SMEs to innovate and meet the challenge of globalisation, facilitate sustainable growth, competitiveness, skilled jobs creation and employment. Very good site. Do not miss the Bologna Charter on SME Policies and the 2009 report «The Impact of the Global Crisis on SME and Entrepreneurship Financing and Policy Responses».
ILO's Job Creation and Enterprise Development
This inter-agency information exchange site has been created to share documents and information about donor-supported work to enhance the business environment to achieve pro-poor growth. It focuses on aspects of the Business Environment that discriminate against small firms and also covers the overall approaches of governments to SME policies and institutions. Very innovative and useful initiative.
Developing Markets for Business Services
OECD Financial, Fiscal and Entreprise Affairs
Actualités des services aux entreprises
One of the main policy themes of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs is the fight against poverty and the reduction of inequalities. This objective is achieved through the support given to enterprises and in particular the provision of non financial business development services such as advisory services, training, technical support, information services, technology transfer, joint ventures, etc. The objective of this site is to provide a synthesis and a translation of what is done and written on the problematique of business development services (BDS).
Unleashing Entrepreneurship: Making Business Work for the Poor
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