Around the globe SMEs are the main providers of employment but show significantly lower levels of productivity than large enterprises. In SMEs low productivity often coexists with poor working conditions, low market share, a low skilled workforce and ineffective management practices.
This training course enhances the skills of policy makers and practitioners to assess and design policies to improve productivity and working conditions in SMEs.
Participants of this training course will be able to:
- interpret productivity data and trends at the macro, meso and micro level using different types of productivity measurement methods;
- analyze the relationship between productivity, growth, and employment;
- identify some of the linkages between productivity and working conditions in SMEs;
- gain an improved understanding of the role of universalist policy measures and SME policies in enhancing SME productivity and working conditions;
- familiarize themselves with different strategies to improve productivity and working conditions at the firm-level
- analyse policy options and generate policy recommendations to improve SME productivity and working conditions.